follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

cardinalate

[kahr-dn-l-eyt] /ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪt/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the body of cardinals.
2.
the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; cardinal + -ate3
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cardinalate

cardinalate

/ˈkɑːdɪnəˌleɪt/
noun
1.
the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
2.
the cardinals collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for cardinalate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cardinalate

14
0
Scrabble Words With Friends