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cardinal

(Basic), adjective apical, basal, capital, chief, controlling, elemental, elementary, essential, first, foremost, fundamental, indispensable, key, main, necessary, overruling, pivotal, praecipuus, primal, primary, prime, primus, principal, rudimentary, strategic, substantial, substantive, summital, underlying, undermost, uppermost, utmost, vital
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cardinal

(Outstanding), adjective absolute, all powwrful, best, central, chief, commanding, controlling, dominant, eventful, excellent, finest, foremost, greatest possible, highest, incomparable, inimitable, insurmountable, key, leading, major, maximal, momentous, most important, notable, paramount, praecipuus, preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, prime, primus, second to none, supereminent, superlative, supreme, top, unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, uppermost, utmost
See also: central, considerable, dominant, essential, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, leading, material, paramount, prime, principal, salient, vital

CARDINAL, eccl. law. The title given to one of the highest dignitaries of the court of Rome. Cardinals are next to the pope in dignity; he is elected by them and out of their body. There are cardinal bishops, cardinal priests, and cardinal deacons. See Fleury, Hist. Eccles. liv. xxxv. n. 17, II. n. 19 Thomassin, part ii. liv. i. oh. 53, part iv. liv. i. c. 79, 80 Loiseau, Traite des Ordres, c. 3, n. 31; Andre, Droit Canon, au mot.

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Following [1], [4]) The cardinal number of a set A is the initial ordinal number a in the class of all sets equipotent to A.
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