of or relating to a pope or the papacy
Origin of papalMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin papalis: see pope and amp; -al
- Of, relating to, or issued by a pope: the papal succession; a papal bull.
- Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of papalMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin papalis, from Late Latin papa, pope; see pope.