Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or appropriate for a pontiff.

Part of speech: noun

A book containing the services conducted by a bishop.

Part of speech: noun

The insignia, etc., of a pontiff.

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Usage examples "pontifical":

  1. Then came the twelve men carrying the gold pontifical chair in which the Pope was seated; they walked very solemnly and slowly. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
  2. And yet the Pontifical State is the only one in Europe in which the barbarous practice of placing a price upon a man's head is still in use. - "The Roman Question", Edmond About.
  3. I had not yet understood on what account, when some one called my attention to the light which was shining through the window- blinds at the farthest end of the Pontifical Palace. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.