Origin of pontifical
Related Words for pontificalspontiff, pontifical, see, legate, popery, vicegerent, papacy, vatican, nuncio, popedom, popish
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Historical Examples of pontificals
He was on that occasion mounted on horseback and arrayed in his pontificals.Curiosities of Christian History
Mass was performed by the cardinal-viceroy in his pontificals.History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain
William H. Prescott
It cannot be supposed that he was much venerated in his pontificals in his native city.
June 15, 1568, the Pontificals printed in Dueas and Valladolid were ordered to be seized.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
When he arrived at the village of Mentana, he heard that the Pontificals were close by, and he waited to give them battle.The Liberation of Italy
Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
early 15c., from Middle French pontifical and directly from Latin pontificalis "of or pertaining to the high priest," from pontifex (see pontifex). Hence pontificalia "trappings of a bishop."