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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Absent either of those extreme conditions, economic calculation cannot be done by knowing only the value of goods of first order and the technical conditions of production of these goods Which raises the third alternative: using the cardinal numbers of production possibilities as the basis for economic calculation Although technical consideration allow the decomposition of the physical contribution to output made by each factor, these numbers have no connection to value of the ends attained.
Four is well known as the only cardinal number truthful in number of letters per name.
(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.
The smallest infinite ordinal number is [omega], which is the cardinal number of the set of natural numbers N.
This ordinal number is also identical to its cardinal power; in the above example the set a had both the ordinal and cardinal number four.
It is no longer the case that every ordinal set can be associated with a unique cardinal number. An infinite number of infinite ordinals share the same cardinality, all of them equivalent to [omega].
Streck demonstrates that gender polarity (chiastic concord) of cardinal numbers with the nouns numbered has been replaced by gender congruence in the Late Babylonian stage of Akkadian (I [section]29-33; even the tens have a masculine and feminine series).
Here are some new shiftgrams for cardinal numbers, with the letter-shift value in the center.
Since then, no other transposal material has appeared for the cardinal numbers TWENTY ONE and upwards.
Seven lists follow: cardinal numbers, chemical elements, colors, letters of the Greek alphabet, US statenames, days of the week, and planets of the solar system.