Meaning of pontifical
Pronunciation: (pon-tif'i-kul), [key]
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pontiff; papal.
- pompous, dogmatic, or pretentious: to resent someone's pontifical manner.
- (in the Western Church) a book containing the forms for the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies to be performed by bishops.
- the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff, esp. a bishop.
- pontifical (Thesaurus)