(Latin: pontificalia, things pertaining to a bishop)
Marks of dignity used by cardinals and bishops at Mass and other offices of the Church when celebrating with full pontifical solemnity; also, at Mass only, by abbots in their monasteries and by some privileged prothonotaries Apostolic, and canons.
The pontificals common to all are eight in number: buskins, sandals, gloves, dalmatic, tunicle, ring, pectoral cross, and mitre.
Among the pontificals not common to all are the crosier, gremial, pallium, and archiepiscopal processional cross.
New Catholic Dictionary