Etymology
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papal (adj.)

"of a pope, relating to a pope in his official capacity," late 14c., from Old French papal (late 14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin papalis "pertaining to the pope," from papa (see pope).

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Definitions of papal

papal (adj.)
proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles;
papal dispensation
Synonyms: apostolic / apostolical / pontifical
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