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Synonyms for cardinal

Synonyms for cardinal

Synonyms for cardinal

(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

the number of elements in a mathematical set

a variable color averaging a vivid red


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crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male

serving as an essential component

being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order


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Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) was particularly notorious for conferring church benefices upon his illegitimate sons, most famously Cesare Borgia upon whom he bestowed the cardinalate in 1493 (Gervaso 102-13).
It begins with a highly informative introduction by Hollingsworth and Richardson, who build on their own broad expertise to describe the nature of the Cardinalate and its duties, detailing ceremonial requirements, rules of dress, and all the problems brought on by the immense burden of maintaining a splendid household.
Chambers summarizes current and past research on the Cardinalate and outlines of some of the lesser-known chapters of Paolo Cortesi's De Cardinalatu, a treatise on the life of the Cardinal (1510) that has yet to be published in a complete modern edition.
Moving into the seventeenth century, Karin Wolfe and David Marshall describe struggles for power within the Barberini and Patrizi families, who put their elder sons in charge of their households and lined up a Cardinalate for their younger "heir to spare" (or in the case of the Barbarini, for two brothers who became Cardinals and bitter rivals).
In order to develop a real Christian community -- one that thinks and acts and witnesses together -- synods, congregations, chanceries, parishes and cardinalates (in at least two instances in history the office of cardinal has been granted to lay men) must also be opened to women.