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pon·tif·i·cate

 (pŏn-tĭf′ĭ-kĭt, -kāt′)
n.
The office or term of office of a pontiff.
intr.v. (-kāt′) pon·tif·i·cat·ed, pon·tif·i·cat·ing, pon·tif·i·cates
1. To express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way.
2. To administer the office of a pontiff.

[Latin pontificātus, from pontifex, pontific-, pontifex; see pontifex. V., from Medieval Latin pontificāre, pontificāt-, to act as an ecclesiastic, from Latin pontifex.]

pon·tif′i·ca′tion n.
pon·tif′i·ca′tor n.

pontification

(pɒnˌtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast the role of a priest or pope
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