papal

[ pey-puh l ]
/ ˈpeɪ pəl /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word pāpālis. See pope, -al1

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papal
/ (ˈpeɪpəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the pope or the papacy

Derived forms of papal

papally, adverb
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