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 for papal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Papal \Pa"pal\, a. [F., fr. L. papa bishop. See Papacy.]
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     1. 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.
        --Milman.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. "Papal
        Christians." --Bp. Burnet.
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     Papal cross. See Illust. 3 of Cross.
  
     Papal crown, the tiara.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  papal
      adj 1: proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the
             papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal
             dispensation" [syn: papal, apostolic, apostolical,
             pontifical]

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