Definition of Sacred college
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 Sacred college
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The Congregations of the sacred college. the ecclesiastical administration. But new needs were now arising owing to the ever-growing development of ..."
2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"Against these advantages, however, had to be set the danger of an excessive centralisation, which, by lessening the importance of the sacred college, ..."
3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1891)
"The composition of the sacred college at the death of Eugenius IV. bears witness to the ... He was indeed an ornament to the sacred college, to the Church, ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The majority of the cardinals with the Bishop of Porto, the Dean of the Sacred College, at their head, stood at his side. Almost the whole populace of Rome ..."
5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... dean of the sacred college; and the Administrator is the Most Reverend Dom Augustine Marre, Abbot- General of the Reformed Cistercians. ..."
6. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1823)
"They have the title given them of eminence and moil eminent. members of the sacred college. Their q on every cell, and small papers, with On the tenth day ..."
7. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"At the time of the death of Julius II., the sacred college consisted of thirty-one members in all.f of whom twenty at the most were then present in Rome. ..."