unpontifical

pontifical

[pon-tif-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pontiff; papal.
2.
pompous, dogmatic, or pretentious: to resent someone's pontifical manner.
noun
3.
(in the Western Church) a book containing the forms for the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies to be performed by bishops.
4.
pontificals, the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff, especially a bishop.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pontificālis, equivalent to pontific- (stem of pontifex) pontifex + -ālis -al1

pontifically, adverb
unpontifical, adjective
unpontifically, adverb
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pontifical (pɒnˈtɪfɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of a pontiff, the pope, or a bishop
2.  having an excessively authoritative manner; pompous
 
n
3.  RC Church, Church of England a book containing the prayers and ritual instructions for ceremonies restricted to a bishop
 
pon'tifically
 
adv

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