What does Papal mean?

Definitions for Papalˈpeɪ pəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Papal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontifical(adj)

    proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

    "papal dispensation"


  1. papal(Adjective)

    Having to do with the pope or the papacy.

  2. Origin: From Latin adjective papalis, from papa, daddy, from pater, father, + adjective suffix -alis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Papal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope; as, papal jurisdiction; a papal edict; the papal benediction

  2. Papal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. papa bishop. See Papacy.]

Anagrams for Papal »

  1. appal

  2. lappa


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Papal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Flatley:

    With this papal visit, I've got nowhere to stay.

  2. David Cloutier:

    For the most part, they are conservatives who have criticized other Catholics in the past for disagreeing with definitive statements in papal encyclicals.

  3. Frank Larkin:

    I've been involved in a number of Papal events and have protected a number of popes and it is unlike any other. The closest comparison would be an inaugural, but this would go over and above an inaugural.

  4. Peter Saunders:

    He is making a mockery of the papal commission (into child abuse), of the Pope himself, but most of all of the victims and the survivors, he has a catalog of denigrating people, of acting with callousness, cold-heartedness, almost sociopathic I would go as far as to say, this lack of care.

  5. Barbara Mikulski:

    When we knew when his Holiness was going to be visiting Cuba, we called upon the Papal Nuncio (the Vatican’s official diplomatic representation in Washington). We asked if the good offices of the Pope would raise the issue. We put it in the hands of the Vatican, we kept it on the Vatican’s radar. They talk to higher powers than we do. I don’t know if it’s radar. Maybe Angels. Cherubim. Seraphim. They go for it.

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