- of or relating to the pope or the papacy: a papal visit to Canada.
- of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of papal
Examples from the Web for papal
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
He held intrigue for journalists converging for the transition of papal power.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
The papal view of lawmaking on Capitol Hill is unknown, but Congress you have been warned.Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe
November 26, 2014
In the Papal States Napoleon stopped the Jews having to wear the Papal star.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
The holy listicle serves as further proof that the 2013 papal conclave elected Oprah as the new pope.Call Him ‘Poprah’: Pope Francis’s 10 Commandments for a Happy Life
July 31, 2014
He enjoys the privileges of a papal offspring, and there is no sanctuary he will respect.The Strolling Saint
Now, Cesare, being a duke, resents a cousin's being a papal legate.
Matters were at this stage when Alexander VI ascended the papal throne.
The English people are waiting for their turn while Papal behests are executed.
Britannia is the humble, obedient servant of Papal Hibernia.
- of or relating to the pope or the papacy
Word Origin and History for papal
late 14c., from Old French papal (late 14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin papalis "pertaining to the pope," from papa (see pope).