Associations to the word «Papal»
PAPAL, adjective. Having to do with the pope or the papacy.
PAPAL BULL, noun. An official document or edict from the Pope.
PAPAL BULLS, noun. Plural of papal bull
PAPAL INFALLIBILITY, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The concept that the Pope, under certain circumstance (when making a statement on faith or morals, etc.) is protected by the Holy Spirit from being able to make a mistake.
PAPAL STATES, proper noun. One of the major historical states of Italy before the peninsula was unified in 1861. It comprised those territories over which the Pope was the ruler in a civil as well as a spiritual sense.
PAPAL SUPREMACY, noun. The supreme and universal power of the Pope, which he can always exercise unhindered, over the Roman Catholic Church
PAPAL, adjective. Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.