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noun 
  1. The state or term of office of a pontiff or pontifex.
verb (pontificat, ed)
  1. (intransitive) To preside as a bishop, especially at mass.
  2. (intransitive) To act like a pontiff; to be pompous, or express one's position as if it is absolutely correct.
  3. (intransitive) To speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.

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