Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
One of the chief governors of the Romish church, by whom the pope is elected out of their own number, which contains six bishops, fifty priests, and fourteen deacons: these constitute the sacred college, and are chosen by the pope.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Cardinal'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/cardinal.html. 1802.