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papal

[ pey-puhl ]
/ ˈpeɪ pəl /
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adjective

of or relating to the pope or the papacy: a papal visit to Canada.
of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

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Origin of papal

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

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British Dictionary definitions for papal

papal
/ (ˈpeɪpəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the pope or the papacy

Derived forms of papal

papally, adverb
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