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Overview of noun pontifical

The noun pontifical has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. pontifical

(the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop))


Overview of adj pontifical

The adj pontifical has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontifical

(proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation")

2. episcopal, pontifical

(denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops)

3. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous

(puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek)

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