Definitions for pontificatepɒnˈtɪf ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. papacy, pontificate(verb)

    the government of the Roman Catholic Church

  2. pontificate(verb)

    administer a pontifical office

  3. pontificate(verb)

    talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

    "The new professor always pontificates"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pontificate(noun)

    the state or dignity of a high priest; specifically, the office of the pope

  2. Pontificate(noun)

    the term of office of a pontiff

  3. Pontificate(verb)

    to perform the duty of a pontiff

  4. Origin: [L. pontificatus: cf. F. pontificat. See Pontiff.]

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