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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
pontifical
    adj 1: proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the
           papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal
           dispensation" [syn: papal, apostolic, apostolical,
           pontifical]
    2: denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
       [syn: episcopal, pontifical]
    3: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner";
       "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific
       gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek [syn:
       grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical,
       portentous]
    n 1: the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a
         bishop)

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Pontifical \Pon*tif"ic*al\, a. [L. pontificalis: cf. F.
   pontifical. See Pontiff.]
   1. Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as,
      pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.
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   2. Of or pertaining to the building of bridges. [R.]
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            Now had they brought the work by wondrous art
            Pontifical, a ridge of pendent rock
            Over the vexed abyss.                 --Milton.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Pontifical \Pon*tif"ic*al\, n. [F.]
   1. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a
      pontiff. --South.
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   2. pl. The dress and ornaments of a pontiff. "Dressed in full
      pontificals." --Sir W. Scott.
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Thesaurus Results for pontifical:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
apostolic, arrogant, bigoted, bloated, bombastic, conceited, doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, flatulent, formal, gassy, grandiloquent, important, inflated, magisterial, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, oracular, papal, papish, papist, papistic, peremptory, pompous, popish, positive, positivistic, pronunciative, puffy, self-important, self-opinionated, self-opinioned, solemn, stilted, stuffy, swollen, tumid, turgid
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