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pontifical (adj.)

early 15c., "of or pertaining to a high church official;" mid-15c., "of or pertaining to the Pope of Rome," from Old French pontifical and directly from Latin pontificalis "of or pertaining to the high priest," from pontifex "high priest," also "bridge-builder" (see pontifex). Hence pontificalia "trappings of a bishop." Earlier pontifical was used as a noun meaning "episcopal or papal edict" (late 14c.); "vestments of a high ecclesiastic" (c. 1400). Related: Pontific (1640s in the ancient Roman sense, by 1716 in the Christian sense).

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Definitions of pontifical from WordNet
1
pontifical (adj.)
proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles;
Synonyms: papal / apostolic / apostolical
pontifical (adj.)
denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops;
Synonyms: episcopal
pontifical (adj.)
puffed up with vanity; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek;
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pontifical (n.)
the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop);
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