[ adjective ] proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles


"papal dispensation"

Used in print

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

And if he did stand on the margins of modernity , it was not in dying a martyr for such unity as Papal supremacy might be able to force on Western Christendom .

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pope pope