plural noun
pon·​tif·​i·​cal·​i·​bus | \ -ˈkaləbəs \

Definition of pontificalibus

: the attire or vestments of one's office the bishop received him in pontificalibus stately and splendid in the full glory of his pontificalibus

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History and Etymology for pontificalibus

from the Medieval Latin phrase in pontificalibus in pontificals

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“Pontificalibus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontificalibus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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