Definition of College of Cardinals
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes.
Generic synonyms: Body
Group relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Member holonyms: Cardinal
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Literary usage of College of Cardinals
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The dean or head of the College of Cardinals is the Bishop of Ostia; the sub-dean is the ... Nicholas IV allotted to the College of Cardinals (18 July, ..."
2. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1905)
"... that part of the of the Pope programme of Cluny which related to the choice of the confided to the r * * College of Cardinals successors of St. Peter. ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1870)
"... it is declared and decreed that, without any exception whatever, the election of the Sovereign Pontiff is the affair of the College of Cardinals alone. ..."
4. The Beginnings of Modern Europe (1250-1450) by Ephraim Emerton (1917)
"If we compare the constitution of the College of Cardinals with that of the German Electoral College, we find, as we have already shown, very striking ..."
5. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog (1876)
"The coronation of the Popes was the1 completion and seal of this external consideration, in which they were everywhere held. § 194. The College of Cardinals ..."