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papal

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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪp(ə)l
 
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Definition of papal in English:

adjective

Relating to a pope or to the papacy: a papal visit
More example sentences
  • There the coffin will be definitively closed with red bands, sealed with both papal and Vatican seals.
  • Ruffo was a Calabrian who had served in the papal curia but had found more favour at the Neapolitan court.
  • Anglo-Saxon veneration of the papacy was strong and contributed to the growth of papal authority in the West.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin papalis, from ecclesiastical Latin papa 'bishop (of Rome)'.

Derivatives

papally

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Pundits also suggested that the teaching was bound to change, given the logic of the Second Vatican Council and the existence of a papally appointed commission on the regulation of fertility.
  • The eleventh century witnessed a new Christian attitude toward war: that it could be divinely inspired, or at least papally commended, if not commanded.
  • Bartholomew's presence at the controversial crowning of Henry the Young King is uncertain, but Becket asked that he should not be papally censured with others involved.

Words that rhyme with papal

maple, staple

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