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Cardinals

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Hinges. (Latin, cardo.) The election of the Pope “hinges” on the voice of the sacred college, and on the Pope the doctrines of the Church depend; so that the cardinals are in fact the hinges on which the Christian Church turns. There may be six cardinal bishops, fifty cardinal priests, and fourteen cardinal deacons, who constitute the Pope’s council, and who elect the Pope when a vacancy occurs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cardinal Humours
Cardinal Numbers
Cardinal Points of the Compass
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Cardinal Virtues
Cardinal Winds
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