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Pon·tius Pi·late

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Pontius Pilate

(ˈpɒnʃəs; ˈpɒntɪəs ˈpaɪlət)
n
(Biography) See Pilate
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Pi•late

(ˈpaɪ lət)

n.
Pon•tius (ˈpɒn ʃəs, -ti əs) fl. early 1st century A.D., Roman procurator of Judea A.D. 26–36?.
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Noun1.Pontius Pilate - the Roman procurator of Judea who ordered that Jesus be crucified (died in AD 36)
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
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Pontius Pilate

[ˈpɒnʃəsˈpaɪlət] NPoncio Pilato
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