Pontifical
Pontifical Pon*tif"ic*al, n. [F.] 1. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. The dress and ornaments of a pontiff. ``Dressed in full pontificals.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • pontifical — Pontifical …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pontifical — pontifical, ale, aux [ pɔ̃tifikal, o ] adj. • 1269; lat. pontificalis 1 ♦ Relatif aux pontifes romains. 2 ♦ Relatif au souverain pontife, au pape. ⇒ papal. Le trône pontifical. Messe pontificale. Gardes, zouaves pontificaux. Anciennt États… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pontifical — PONTIFICÁL, Ă, pontificali, e, adj. Care ţine de pontif sau de autoritatea unui pontif, privitor la pontif; spec. care ţine de papă sau de autoritatea lui, privitor la papă, papal. – Din fr. pontifical, lat. pontificalis. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 02 …   Dicționar Român

  • pontifical — pontifical, ale 1. (pon ti fi kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient aux pontifes.    Chez les Romains, comices pontificaux, ceux dans lesquels on nommait le grand pontife. 2°   Qui appartient à la dignité d évêque. Habits, ornements pontificaux.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Pontifical — may refer to the Roman Pontifical, a Roman Catholic liturgical book used by a bishop.When used as an adjective, Pontifical may be used to describe things related to the office of a bishop, such as the following: *Solemn Pontifical Mass… …   Wikipedia

  • Pontifical — Pon*tif ic*al, a. [L. pontificalis: cf. F. pontifical. See {Pontiff}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the building of bridges …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pontifical — Pontifical, [pontific]ale. adj. Qui appartient à la Dignité de Pontife, d Evesque. Il est de la dignité Pontificale. il est parvenu à la dignité pontificale. habits, ornements pontificaux. Pontifical. s. m. Livre qui contient les differentes… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pontifical — (Del lat. pontificālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al Sumo Pontífice. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a un obispo o arzobispo. 3. m. Conjunto o agregado de ornamentos que sirven al obispo para la celebración de los oficios divinos. U. t. en pl …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pontifical — adj. 2 g. 1. Próprio do pontífice. 2. Pertencente ou relativo ao pontífice ou à dignidade de pontífice ou de bispo. • s. m. 3. Livro que indica tudo quanto é relativo às funções pontificais (é o ritual dos papas e bispos). 4.  [Liturgia católica] …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pontifical — [pän tif′i kəl] adj. [ME pontificall < L pontificalis < pontifex: see PONTIFF] 1. having to do with a pontifex or a high priest 2. having to do with or celebrated by a bishop or other high ranking prelate [a pontifical Mass] 3. having to do …   English World dictionary

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