Definition of cardinalship in US English:

cardinalship

noun

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

    ‘the First Minister referred to the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland as a highlight of O'Brien's cardinalship’

Pronunciation

cardinalship

/ˈkärd(ə)nəlˌSHip//ˈkɑrd(ə)nəlˌʃɪp/