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pon·tif·i·cal / pänˈtifikəl/ • adj. 1. (in the Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to the pope: a pontifical commission. 2. characterized by a pompous and superior air of infallibility: such explanations were greeted with pontifical disdain. • n. rare (in the Roman Catholic Church) an office book of the Western Church containing rites to be performed by the pope or bishops. ∎  (pontificals) the vestments and insignia of a bishop, cardinal, or abbot: a bishop in full pontificals. DERIVATIVES: pon·tif·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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Pontifical

Pontifical. The liturgical book in the Roman Catholic Church which contains the prayers and ceremonies for rites involving a bishop.

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