What does papal mean?

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ˈpeɪ pəlpa·pal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontificaladjective

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

    "papal dispensation"

Wiktionary

  1. papaladjective

    Having to do with the pope or the papacy.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Papaladjective

    Popish; belonging to the pope; annexed to the bishoprick of Rome.

    Etymology: papal, French.

    The pope released Philip from the oath, by which he was bound to maintain the privileges of the Netherlands; this papal indulgence hath been the cause of so many hundred thousands slain. Walter Raleigh.

Wikipedia

  1. papal

    The pope (Latin: papa, from Greek: πάππας, romanized: pappas, lit. 'father'), also known as supreme pontiff (pontifex maximus or summus pontifex), Roman pontiff (Romanus pontifex) or sovereign pontiff, is the bishop of Rome (or historically the patriarch of Rome), head of the worldwide Catholic Church, and has also served as the head of state or sovereign of the Papal States and later the Vatican City State since the eighth century. From a Catholic viewpoint, the primacy of the bishop of Rome is largely derived from his role as the apostolic successor to Saint Peter, to whom primacy was conferred by Jesus, who gave Peter the Keys of Heaven and the powers of "binding and loosing", naming him as the "rock" upon which the Church would be built. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013.While his office is called the papacy, the jurisdiction of the episcopal see is called the Holy See. It is the Holy See that is the sovereign entity by international law headquartered in the distinctively independent Vatican City State, a city-state which forms a geographical enclave within the conurbation of Rome, established by the Lateran Treaty in 1929 between Italy and the Holy See to ensure its temporal and spiritual independence. The Holy See is recognized by its adherence at various levels to international organizations and by means of its diplomatic relations and political accords with many independent states. According to Catholic tradition, the apostolic see of Rome was founded by Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the first century. The papacy is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has had a prominent part in human history. In ancient times, the popes helped spread Christianity and intervened to find resolutions in various doctrinal disputes. In the Middle Ages, they played a role of secular importance in Western Europe, often acting as arbitrators between Christian monarchs. In addition to the expansion of Christian faith and doctrine, modern popes are involved in ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, charitable work, and the defense of human rights.Over time, the papacy accrued broad secular and political influence, eventually rivaling those of territorial rulers. In recent centuries, the temporal authority of the papacy has declined and the office is now largely focused on religious matters. By contrast, papal claims of spiritual authority have been increasingly firmly expressed over time, culminating in 1870 with the proclamation of the dogma of papal infallibility for rare occasions when the pope speaks ex cathedra—literally "from the chair (of Saint Peter)"—to issue a formal definition of faith or morals. The pope is considered one of the world's most powerful people due to the extensive diplomatic, cultural, and spiritual influence of his position on both 1.3 billion Catholics and those outside the Catholic faith, and because he heads the world's largest non-government provider of education and health care, with a vast network of charities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Papaladjective

    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. Papaladjective

    of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church

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

Anagrams for papal »

  1. appal

  2. lappa

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Numerology

  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

Examples of papal in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Joe Flatley:

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

  5. 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.

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