Papal meaning

pā'pəl
Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
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Of, relating to, or issued by a pope.

The papal succession; a papal bull.

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Of or relating to a pope or the papacy.
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Having to do with the pope or the papacy.
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Origin of papal

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin pāpālis from Late Latin pāpa pope pope
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin papalis (“papal"), from Latin papa + -alis.
    From Wiktionary