papal

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adjective pa·pal \ˈpā-pəl\

Definition of papal

  1. :  of or relating to a pope or to the Roman Catholic Church; also :  resembling a pope or that of a pope

papally

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Origin and Etymology of papal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin papalis, from Late Latin papa


First Known Use: 14th century

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papal

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adjective pa·pal \ˈpā-pəl\

Definition of papal for English Language Learners

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


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