From Latin pontificatus, from pontifex, literally âbridge-builderâ, from pons âbridgeâ + facere âmakeâ.
- The state or term of office of a pontiff or pontifex.
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French: pontificat m
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From the past participle stem of mediaeval Latin pontificare âpontificateâ, from Latin pontifex, literally âbridge-builderâ, from pons âbridgeâ + facere âmakeâ.
- intransitive To preside as a bishop, especially at mass.
- intransitive To act like a pontiff; to be pompous, or express one's position as if it is absolutely correct.
- intransitive To speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.
;to speak in a patronising manner
2007, New York Times 1
to preside as a bishop (1)
to act like a pontiff (2)
to speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner (3)
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- form of|feminine|Feminine plural|pontificato
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