Associations to the word «Pontifical»

Wiktionary

PONTIFICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to a pontiff.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to a bishop; episcopal.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to a pope; papal.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Pompous, dignified or dogmatic.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to the pontifices of Ancient Rome.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Of or relating to the building of bridges.
PONTIFICAL, noun. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.

Dictionary definition

PONTIFICAL, noun. The vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop).
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation".
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops.
PONTIFICAL, adjective. Puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek.

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