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pon·tiff

 (pŏn′tĭf)
n.
1.
a. The pope.
b. A bishop.
2. A pontifex.

[French pontife, from Old French pontif, from Latin pontifex, pontifex; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

pontiff

(ˈpɒntɪf)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a former title of the pagan high priest at Rome, later used of popes and occasionally of other bishops, and now confined exclusively to the pope
[C17: from French pontife, from Latin pontifex]

pon•tiff

(ˈpɒn tɪf)

n.
1.
a. the Roman Catholic pope; the Bishop of Rome.
b. a bishop.
3. any high or chief priest.
[1600–10; earlier pontife < French, short for Latin pontifex pontifex]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pontiff - the head of the Roman Catholic Churchpontiff - the head of the Roman Catholic Church
papacy, pontificate - the government of the Roman Catholic Church
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
Translations
قَداسَة البابا
biskuppapež
pave
pápa: Róma püspöke
biskup; páfi
popiežius
bīskapspāvests

pontiff

[ˈpɒntɪf] Npontífice m

pontiff

[ˈpɒntɪf] npontife m

pontiff

nPontifex m; (= pope also)Papst m

pontiff

[ˈpɒntɪf] npontefice m

pontiff

(ˈpontif) noun
(in the Roman Catholic church) a bishop, especially the Pope.
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The Roman Catholic Church will mark the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter (Cathedra Petri) tomorrow, in commemoration of the teachings and authority of Saint Peter, the head of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, as the first supreme pontiff of the Catholic religion.
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