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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pon·tif·i·cal /pɑnˈtɪfɪkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pon·tif·ic·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.
 2. Of or pertaining to the building of bridges. [R.]
 Now had they brought the work by wondrous art
 Pontifical, a ridge of pendent rock
 Over the vexed abyss.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pon·tif·ic·al, n.
 1. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.
 2. pl. The dress and ornaments of a pontiff. “Dressed in full pontificals.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      2: denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
         [syn: episcopal]
      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, portentous]