Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Papal bull   /pˈeɪpəl bʊl/   Listen
Papal bull

A formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla).  Synonym: bull.

WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"Papal bull" Quotes from Famous Books

... ground for his claim. The sentence once delivered, letters were given to the clerk enabling him to take possession, and he rode so hard that in a very short time he reached Bearn, and by virtue of the papal bull appropriated the tithes. The Sieur de Corasse was right wroth with the clerk and his doings, and came to him ...
— The Red True Story Book • Various

... Pope Innocent the Third came to the rescue of King John and issued a Papal bull revoking and annulling Magna Charta. But neither king, nor pope, nor devil can revoke or annul our new Covenant. It is free, full, and everlasting. If God be for us, who can be against us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Neither ...
— Bunyan Characters - Third Series - The Holy War • Alexander Whyte

... It does not appear that Abelard and Heloise ever saw each other at this time, although he used every means in his power to provide for her safety and comfort. This was in 1129. Two years later the Paraclete was confirmed to Heloise by a Papal bull. It remained a convent, and a famous one, for over ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1 • Charles Dudley Warner

... these attacks upon the Church, the pope excommunicated Luther, and in the following year (1521) influenced the Diet of the Holy Roman Empire, assembled at Worms, to pronounce him an outlaw. But the rebel calmly burnt the papal bull and from the imperial ban he was protected by the elector of Saxony. He at once devoted himself to making a new German translation of the Bible, which became very popular and is still prized as a monument in the history of German literature. [Footnote: The first edition of the ...
— A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. • Carlton J. H. Hayes

Words linked to "Papal bull" :   order, rescript, edict, decree, fiat

Copyright © 2020