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Definition of Cardinal


  1. Of fundamental importance; preeminent; superior; chief; principal.
  2. One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college.
  3. A woman's short cloak with a hood.
  4. Mulled red wine.

Cardinal Quotations

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
Mao Zedong

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Don Marquis

One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
John Burns

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey
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Cardinal Translations

cardinal in French is cardinal
cardinal in Italian is cardinale
cardinal in Spanish is cardinal, cardenal
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