What does pontifical mean?

pontifical in AZ Dictionary

(a) concerning, characteristic of, or suitable for a pope or bishop.
(a) Having the self-esteem, pomp, or authority of a pontiff or bishop.
(a) Pompously dogmatic or self-important; pretentious.
(n) The vestments and insignia of a pontiff or bishop.
(n) A book of kinds for ceremonies carried out by a bishop.
(n) a novel containing the offices, or formulas, utilized by a pontiff.
Of, owned by, or befitting a pontiff or large priest.
Of or related to a bishop.
Of or regarding the Pope of Rome; papal; popish.

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    • papal
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  • Hypernym for "pontifical"
    • vestment
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    • pontifical indiction, pontifical choir, pontifical mass, pontifical states
  • Equivalent for "pontifical"
    • pretentious
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    • papal, sacerdotal, episcopal, ducal, kingly
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