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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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WALTER RING of Napa, California, interviewed Horace Cardinalli at Cardinally home in Pinole, California.
Utilitarianism presupposes that utility is both cardinally measurable and interpersonally comparable.
The post-war ideological self-image differed cardinally from the self-image of the first Soviet occupation.
Ultimately, Arneson thinks that comparative desert can say more--namely that people can be ranked cardinally in terms of the desert base and that receipt should be proportional to desert.
Since their characteristics fall into certain dichotomies, which are, in fact, best understood when taken side by side, the most general expression of the mentioned features has been analysed through the comparison of two generalized and, according to Mumford, cardinally opposite models of the cityscape, i.e.
They are based on historical narratives to be cardinally different due to their ways of constructions of the past.
The traditional ways (burning, recycling, waste disposal, and pyrolysis) cannot improve the ecological situation cardinally. The biodegradable materials must decompose quickly enough under the action of the natural environment (soil microorganisms, light, water, and other factors).
In the film, two examples of this linkage through confrontation, of this disclosure of the dialectic relationship between polar opposites cardinally united, are given almost in succession.
As for Kendal, B is far away from A as it has 7 ranks before and A only 4, whereas it is not true cardinally. Once again we quote Arrow (1974): "Obviously, a cardinal utility implies an ordinal preference but not vice versa".
So, sequence of phase transformations in investigated multilayer Al/Ti foils, firstly, cardinally differs from phase transformations, established earlier for multilayer Al/Ti structures, and, secondly, may not be explained proceeding only from principles of thermodynamics.