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car·di·nal·ate

 (kär′dn-ə-lĭt, -lāt′, kärd′nə-)
n. Roman Catholic Church
1. The position, rank, dignity, or term of a cardinal.
2. The College of Cardinals.

cardinalate

(ˈkɑːdɪnəˌleɪt) or

cardinalship

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the cardinals collectively

car•di•nal•ate

(ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪt)

n.
1. the body of cardinals.
2. the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
[1635–45]

Cardinalate

 the state of being a cardinal, hence, cardinals collectively.
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Noun1.cardinalate - cardinals collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
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