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pontifical

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
pontificalpon‧tif‧i‧cal /pɒnˈtɪfɪkəl $ pɑːn-/ adjective formal  1 RRCrelating to the Pope2 PROUDspeaking as if you think your judgment or opinion is always right
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pontificalHe appoints a pontifical commission to conduct the administrative affairs of the state.We saw earlier how such explanations of inflation were greeted with pontifical disdain by monetarists.Now Broussac had an enemy - a Master François Ferrebourg, a priest, bachelor of arts, and pontifical notary.There is no reason to suspect Tribonian of pontifical predilections, so it is hard to suppose that this is an interpolation.It became a congregation of pontifical right.
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