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- n. The office (or term of office) of a cardinal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition, dignity, of office of a cardinal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cardinalate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the office of cardinal
His canons and grand-vicars were good old men, rather vulgar like himself, walled up like him in this diocese, without exit to a cardinalship, and who resembled their bishop, with this difference, that they were finished and he was completed.
It was in 1961, and Croetine's uncle-my great-uncle-had been appointed to a cardinalship and was then stationed at the Vatican.
Cambrai might rely upon advancement to a cardinalship, and steps were taken, but without any good result, to bring about that event.
"Gentlemen, I think you will thank me for giving you an associate like M. d'Orleans, to whom I give my nomination to the cardinalship."
Cardinal to secure the advancement of the Abbe d'Auvergne, that he had already made a daring and fraudulent attempt to procure for him a cardinalship.
His archbishopric and his nomination to the cardinalship required more discussion.
He wished to arrive at the cardinalship, and to further his views he thought it advisable to ingratiate himself into the favour of Monsieur de Bourgogne.
I excused myself by saying that I had taken a resolution never to accept of the cardinalship by any means which seemed to have relation to the civil wars, to the end that I might convince the Queen that it was the most rigid necessity which had separated me from her service.
Regent, and still looked forward to a cardinalship as the reward of his scheming, his baseness, and his perfidy.
At the death of Clement XI., legal proceedings that had been taken to deprive Alberoni of his cardinalship, came to an end.