[pahy-luh t] /ˈpaɪ lət/

[pon-shuh s,, -tee-uh s] /ˈpɒn ʃəs,, -ti əs/ (Show IPA), flourished early 1st century a.d, Roman procurator of Judea a.d. 26–36?: the final authority concerned in the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ.
Pontius (ˈpɒnʃəs, ˈpɒntɪəs). Roman procurator of Judaea (?26–?36 ad), who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, allegedly against his better judgment

c.1400 as a term of reproach, from the Roman surname, especially that of Pontius, a governor of Judaea, from Latin Pilatus, literally “armed with javelins,” from pilum “javelin” (see pile (n.2)). Among slang and cant uses of Pontius Pilate mentioned in the 1811 “Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence” is “(Cambridge) a Mr. Shepherd of Trinity College; who disputing with a brother parson on the comparative rapidity with which they read the liturgy, offered to give him as far as Pontius Pilate in the Belief.”


Read Also:

  • Pilates

    [pi-lah-teez] /pɪˈlɑ tiz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen muscles of the torso and often performed with specialized equipment. /pɪˈlɑːtiːz/ noun 1. a system of gentle exercise performed lying down that stretches and lengthens the muscles, designed to improve posture, flexibility, […]

  • Pilates yoga

    noun See yogilates

  • Pilatus

    [German pee-lah-too s] /German piˈlɑ tʊs/ noun 1. a mountain in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: a peak of the Alps; cable railway. 6998 feet (2130 meters). /German piˈlaːtʊs/ noun 1. a mountain in central Switzerland, in Unterwalden canton: derives its name from the legend that the body of Pontius Pilate lay in a former lake […]

  • Pilau

    [pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ/ noun 1. . /pɪˈlaʊ/ noun 1. a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added

Disclaimer: Pilate definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.