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
He must preserve the papal conquests which he had inherited from Alexander VI.
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.
The idea, however, did not spread until, in 1261, Jacob Pantaleon, archdeacon of Liege, ascended the papal throne as Urban IV.
Elevated to the papacy, on the 16th of May 1605, his extreme conception of papal prerogative,.
He failed to recognize the pressing need of reform within the church and the tremendous dangers which threatened the papal monarchy; and he unpardonably neglected the spiritual needs of the time.