Definition of pontificalia in English:

pontificalia

Pronunciation /ˌpɒntɪfɪˈkeɪlɪə/

noun

  • The vestments and insignia of a bishop, cardinal, or abbot; pontificals. Also generally: official or ceremonial robes.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. From post-classical Latin pontificalia.