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cardinal sign

noun, Astrology
1.
any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative.
Compare quadruplicity.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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