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cardinal
 n.— «The editorial mentioned that the district encompasses a good part of the old district of Sidney Yates, and talked about him as a so-called “cardinal” (a chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee). He was that, and a good one.» —“Kaszak support” by Abner J. Mikva Chicago Tribune Mar. 14, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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