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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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56 words

A member of the ‘Sacred College’ of priests selected by the pope to assist him in governing the Roman Catholic ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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68 words

A high church official, appointed by the pope. The cardinals (from Latin cardo, ‘hinge’) were defined as a ‘sacred ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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60 words

Highest ranking priest in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church after the pope. Some cardinals are heads of departments ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,339 words

Three groups of cardinals existed at Rome. First the cardinal-bishops (episcopi cardinales), present at Roman synods before ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a leading dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinals are nominated by the Pope, and form the Sacred College which elects succeeding popes (now invariably from among their own ... More

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