What is the meaning of pontifical?


  • The vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop. )


  • Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles.
    • usage: "papal dispensation"
  • Denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops.
  • 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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