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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or issued by a pope.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to the Pope in his official capacity, or the papacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
  • adjective See Illust. 3 of Cross.
  • adjective the tiara.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having to do with the pope or the papacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin pāpālis, from Late Latin pāpa, pope; see pope.]

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From Latin adjective papalis, from papa, daddy, from pater, father, + adjective suffix -alis

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