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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops; Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles;

Usage examples (29)
  • There are only three institutions with the title pontifical: (1) The pontifical Seminary of Kandy, Ceylon; (2) The pontifical Seminary of Scutari (Collegium
  • This must be demonstrated not in pontifical phrases in front of the Empire Club but in actions that are producing the results we talk about.
  • For, as I shall belaborate below, a normal man is a vertical man -- or what Schuon called pontifical man.
  • His words sounded to me like a kind of pontifical blessing pronounced at the end of a liturgical service; and, dinner now being over, we adjourned to the library. for more
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