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Chief or principal; in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage.
[L. cardinalis, principal]


/car·di·nal/ (kahr´dĭ-n'l)
1. of primary or preeminent importance.
2. in embryology, pertaining to the main venous drainage.


Etymology: L, cardo, hinge
pertaining to something so fundamental that other things hinge on it, such as a cardinal trait that influences one's total behavior.


A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes a protein involved in apoptosis which is highly expressed in the lung, ovary, testis and placenta. CARD8 inhibits NF-kappa-B activation and regulates cell responses controlled by NF-kappa-B transcription factor. It may be part of the inflammasome, a protein complex that activates proinflammatory caspases.
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Elevation to the cardinalate is a particular honour because those in the role are directly concerned in the spiritual leadership of the 1.
Moving into the seventeenth century, Karin Wolfe and David Marshall describe struggles for power within the Barberini and Patrizi families, who put their elder sons in charge of their households and lined up a Cardinalate for their younger "heir to spare" (or in the case of the Barbarini, for two brothers who became Cardinals and bitter rivals).
The events surrounding Archbishop Pell's elevation to the cardinalate commenced with a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop for his party at the Basilica of S.
Journet's elevation to the cardinalate in 1965 allowed him to give several speeches during the last sessions of Vatican II.
It was finally agreed between McNally and Bennett that Archbishop Sinnott would be asked to go to London and Rome to meet with British and Vatican officials and communicate the wish of the Prime Minister of Canada that an English-speaking Canadian be raised to the dignity of the Cardinalate.
In advancing four members of the Roman Curia to the cardinalate, Pope Francis has made his first major mistake, which may ultimately undermine his attempts at reforming the Vatican.
Interestingly, the Pope who summoned the Council, Paul III, was a relative of Pope Alexander who had raised him to the Cardinalate
Generous loans secured profitable papal contracts, and the convergence of family, city, and papal interests led Julius II to bring Bendinello Sauli into the Curia in 1503 and raise him to the Cardinalate in 1511.
The impact of Maffeo's promotion to the cardinalate further widened his social distance from Buonarroti, opening the way for a full patron-client relationship to emerge.
traces the origin of the cardinalate to the twelfth century and thus the gradual growth of the conclave or elective process whereby the princes of the Church selected the new Bishop of Rome amid the political intrigue and ecclesial rivalries that characterized the papacy of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Which traditional cardinalate sees might cease to get a cardinal?
Scaglia somehow became an enemy of Richelieu, and this probably was the main reason he never made the big jump to the cardinalate himself.