• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pontificial Papal; pontifical. "Pontificial writers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pontificial Of or pertaining to a pontiff; pontifical; hence, papal; popish.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pontificius,


In literature:

His manner was impressive and slightly pontificial; his voice resonant and engaging.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Constantine, were compelled to unite the pontificial with the imperial dignity.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
Ita Pontifici sua dignitas Venet.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn