[noun pon-tif-i-kit, -keyt; verb pon-tif-i-keyt] /noun pɒnˈtɪf ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; verb pɒnˈtɪf ɪˌkeɪt/
the office or term of office of a pontiff.
verb (used without object), pontificated, pontificating.
to perform the office or duties of a pontiff.
to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner:
Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?
to serve as a bishop, especially in a Pontifical Mass.
verb (intransitive) (pɒnˈtɪfɪˌkeɪt)
to speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner Also (less commonly) pontify (ˈpɒntɪˌfaɪ)
to serve or officiate as a pontiff, esp in celebrating a Pontifical Mass
the office or term of office of a pontiff, now usually the pope
1818, “to act as a pontiff,” from Medieval Latin pontificatus, past participle of pontificare “to be a pontifex,” from Latin pontifex (see pontiff). Meaning “to assume pompous and dignified airs, issue dogmatic decrees” is from 1825. Meaning “to say (something) in a pontifical way” is from 1922. Related: Pontificated; pontificating.
1580s, from Latin pontificatus “office of a pontiff,” from pontifex (see pontifex).
[pon-tif-uh-seez] /pɒnˈtɪf əˌsiz/ noun 1. plural of . [pon-tuh-feks] /ˈpɒn təˌfɛks/ noun, plural pontifices [pon-tif-uh-seez] /pɒnˈtɪf əˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Roman Religion. 1. a member of the Pontifical College, which was presided over by a chief priest (Pontifex Maximus) /ˈpɒntɪˌfɛks/ noun (pl) pontifices (pɒnˈtɪfɪˌsiːz) 1. (in ancient Rome) any of the senior members of the Pontifical […]
[pon-til] /ˈpɒn tɪl/ noun 1. . /ˈpɒntɪl/ noun 1. a less common word for punty
pontile pon·tile (pŏn’tīl’) or pon·tine (-tīn’, -tēn’) adj. Of or relating to a pons.
- Pontine angle tumor
pontine angle tumor n. A tumor that grows in the proximal portion of the acoustic nerve, especially in the angle formed by the cerebellum and the lateral pons.