Definition of cardinalate in English:

cardinalate

noun

  • 1The office or rank of a cardinal within the Roman Catholic Church.

    ‘Rome had recognized him with an appointment just short of cardinalate’
    ‘the newly elected pope lost no time in bestowing cardinalates on to his relatives and allies’
    1. 1.1mass noun The members of the College of Cardinals.
      ‘archbishops and bishops must wait until a meeting of the cardinalate to learn whether they will receive a red hat’

Pronunciation

cardinalate

/ˈkɑːd(ɪ)n(ə)leɪt/