What does the word cardinal mean?

Usage examples for cardinal

  1. He has a good right to reckon confidently on a Cardinal's Hat; and yet it is known that he, like almost all the Hungarians, will come forward to oppose the definition, and will probably speak against it to- morrow. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  2. Once more the Cardinal paused: only for a second this time. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  3. He would throw the Cardinal into the river in an instant. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009