Definition of papal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpeɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪpl//
[only before noun]
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connected with the Pope papal authority a papal visit to Mexico Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin papalis, from ecclesiastical Latin papa ‘bishop (of Rome)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: papal