Definitions for "Pontifical"
Keywords:  pope, papal, bishop, prelate, papacy
Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.
Of or pertaining to the building of bridges.
proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation"
puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
Keywords:  ornaments, dress
The dress and ornaments of a pontiff.
A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.