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pontifical meaning and definition

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Definition of pontifical (noun)

  1. the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)

PONTIFICAL adjective

Definition of pontifical (adjective)

  1. proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
  2. denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
  3. puffed up with vanity
    • "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
    • synonyms: grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, portentous
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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