adjective pa·pal \ˈpā-pəl\

: of or relating to the pope or the government of the Roman Catholic Church

Full Definition of PAPAL

:  of or relating to a pope or to the Roman Catholic Church; also :  resembling a pope or that of a pope
pa·pal·ly \-pə-lē\ adverb

Origin of PAPAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin papalis, from Late Latin papa
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with PAPAL


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