One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling, characteristic of, or associated with the Pope, papal, papistical; having quasi-papal power or authority.
In a manner befitting or suggestive of a pope; like a pope; papally.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Becon (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman. From pope + -like.
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