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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome.

Usage examples (26)
  • Bruno uses the term pontifex a scant nine times in a document some 7200 words long.
  • Candelae which makes several strong assertions of Petrine authority and uses the title pontifex throughout. 20 Even
  • FESSIO: Well, yes, pontiff comes from the Latin word "pontifex," which means a builder of a bridge.
  • I believe he's arranging for me to be a pontifex, and you an augur. for more
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