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The meaning of Cardinal


Cardinal – definition


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 number).

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His appointment as cardinal

A new world songbird of the bunting family, having a stout bill and typically a conspicuous crest. the male is partly or mostly red in colour.

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As we had learned from those first brave chickadees, the cardinal, the robin family, and now the sp…

Of the greatest importance; fundamental.

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Two cardinal points must be borne in mind

A priest of high rank in the roman catholic church

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Finding food was a cardinal concern.

Cardinal translation into English

Cardinal: translate from English into Chinese

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红衣主教, 根本, 基, 鲜红色, 枢机主教, 鲜红色的

Cardinal: translate from English into Dutch

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Kardinaal, Hoofd-, Kardinaalvogel, Donkerrood, Voornaamst, Bisschopwijn, Korte damesmantel

Cardinal: translate from English into French

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Cardinal, Essentiel, Principal

Cardinal: translate from English into German

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Kardinal, Kardinalzahl, Grundzahl, Äußerst, Grundsätzlich, Haupt-

Cardinal: translate from English into Hindi

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कार्डिनल, प्रमुख, मुख्य, प्रधान, आधारभूत, मूल, मौलिक, तेज़ लाल, बुनियादी, असली, मेख्य, ख़ास, गणनसंख्या

Cardinal: translate from English into Italian

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Cardinal: translate from English into Korean

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추기경, 기수, 주요한, 진홍, 홍관조, 진홍색의

Cardinal: translate from English into Russian

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Кардинал, Кардинальный, Основной, Главный, Важнейший, Количественный, Главнейший, Количественное числительное, Ярко-красный

Cardinal: translate from English into Spanish

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Cardenal, Cardinal, Principal, Radical

Word origin

Old English, from Latin cardinalis, from cardo, cardin- ‘hinge’. cardinal (sense 1 of the noun) has arisen through the notion of the important function of such priests as ‘pivots’ of church l

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