GRE Word List

PONTIFICAL

pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop

The meaning of the word pontifical is pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop.

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