Definition of cardinal
What is the definition of "cardinal"?
1. Of foremost importance; paramount: a cardinal rule; cardinal sins.
2. Dark to deep or vivid red.
1. Roman Catholic Church A high church official, ranking just below the pope, who has been appointed by a pope to membership in the College of Cardinals.
2. A dark to deep or vivid red.
3. A North American finch (Cardinalis cardinalis) having a crested head, a short thick bill, and bright red plumage in the male.
Use "cardinal" in a sentence
"By the term cardinal (Cardinalis) was originally understood every priest permanently attached to a church, every clericus, either intitulatus or incardinatus."
"(Land's ed. of the Opera, The Hague, 1891-93) is a study of what he termed the cardinal virtues."
"The Fhilofopheny in their diftribution of virtues have generally agreed upon four J which they call cardinal, becaufc all the reii: do turn upon them as upon their hinges."
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