1. [syn: papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontifical]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Papal \Pa"pal\, a. [F., fr. L. papa bishop. See Papacy.]
1. Of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the
pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope; as, papal
jurisdiction; a papal edict; the papal benediction.
2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. "Papal
Christians." --Bp. Burnet.
Papal cross. See Illust. 3 of Cross.
Papal crown, the tiara.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the
papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal
dispensation" [syn: papal, apostolic, apostolical,