Pa"pal (?), a. [F., fr. L. papa bishop. See Papacy.]
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.
Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Papal cross. See Illust. 3 of Cross. -- Papal crown, the tiara.
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