Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin pāpālisfrom Late Latin pāpapopepope
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval Latin papalis (“papal"), from Latinpapa + -alis.
Papal Sentence Examples
sent him against his native city at the head of the papal army.
He must preserve the papal conquests which he had inherited from Alexander VI.
In 1188 William secured a papal bull which declared that the Church of Scotland was directly subject only to the see of Rome, thus rejecting the claims to supremacy put forward by the English archbishop. This step was followed by the temporal independence of Scotland, which was one result of the continual poverty of Richard I.
That Leo did not do more to check the tendency toward heresy and schism in Germany and Scandinavia is to be partially explained by the political complications of the time, and by his own preoccupation with schemes of papal and Medicean aggrandizement in Italy.
from Paris, he had signed an act of submission to the papal decision of 1794.