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papal

[pey-puh l] /ˈpeɪ pəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the pope or the papacy:
a papal visit to Canada.
2.
of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin pāpālis. See pope, -al1
Related forms
papally, adverb
antipapal, adjective
nonpapal, adjective
pseudopapal, adjective
unpapal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-papal

papal

/ˈpeɪpəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the pope or the papacy
Derived Forms
papally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un-papal

papal

adj.

late 14c., from Old French papal (late 14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin papalis "pertaining to the pope," from papa (see pope).

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