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

 

pontifical

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pɒnˈtɪfɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːnˈtɪfɪkl//
 
(formal)
 
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connected with a pope Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin pontificalis, from pontifex, from pons, pont- ‘bridge’ + -fex from facere ‘make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pontifical