of or relating to the or the papacy:
a papal visit to Canada.
of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
“The pope is a discreet person,” said papal spokesman Federico Lombardi on Tuesday.
Benedict Could Be a Backseat Pope Barbie Latza Nadeau February 11, 2013
But in that sense, Burke said, the controversy the pope faces on Twitter is similar to what he might encounter on a papal visit.
OMFG the Pope’s on Twitter! Barbie Latza Nadeau December 11, 2012
The papal view of lawmaking on Capitol Hill is unknown, but Congress you have been warned.
Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe Nico Hines November 25, 2014
Then on Thursday, Lombardi confirmed that the pope hit his head on a fall during his papal visit to Mexico last March.
Conspiracy Theories: Why Did the Pope Really Quit? Barbie Latza Nadeau February 14, 2013
Benedict XVI admitted to journalists on the papal plane that the sex abuse scandal was “truly terrifying.”
The Cardinal Who Got Away Barbie Latza Nadeau May 10, 2010
The papal decision on the momentous question was at last put forth, November 12, 1323, in the bull Cum inter nonnullos.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III Henry Charles Lea
He enjoys the privileges of a papal offspring, and there is no sanctuary he will respect.
The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
But this attempt to calm the people aroused the indignation of the papal See.
Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues John Alberger
Matters were at this stage when Alexander VI ascended the papal throne.
The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
Yet, as we were still within the reach of the guns of the papal forts, my heart was by no means at rest.
Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal Sarah J Richardson
of or relating to the pope or the papacy
late 14c., from Old French papal (late 14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin papalis “pertaining to the pope,” from papa (see pope).
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria. adjective able to cause or produce disease: pathogenic bacteria adj. “producing disease,” 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos “disease” (see pathos) + French -génique “producing” (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity. pathogenic path·o·gen·ic (pāth’ə-jěn’ĭk) or path·o·ge·net·ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj. Having the capability to cause disease. Producing disease. Relating […]
of or relating to a , the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. adj. mid-15c., “pertaining to a (Church) patriarch,” from patriarch + -al, or else from Late Latin patriarchalis, from […]
a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father’s clan or tribe. a society, community, or country based on this social organization. a social system in which power is held […]
a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of the Oriental peoples. the character or characteristics of the Oriental peoples. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc. noun knowledge of or devotion to the Orient an Oriental quality, style, or trait n. in reference to character, style, trait, or idiom felt to be from the Orient, 1769, […]