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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The Roman procurator of Judea who ordered that Jesus be crucified (died in AD 36).

Usage examples (29)
  • "Pilate is willing that it should take that right."
  • Pilate stared at the Latin words on the pavement before him.
  • Fourth, comparing Michael to Pontius Pilate is quite laughably wrong.
  • Pilate is here said to be the governor, president, or procurator, of Judea. for more
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