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car'dinal sign'

any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative. Cf. quadruplicity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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