Definition of Pontificate. Meaning of Pontificate. Synonyms of Pontificate

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Definition of Pontificate

Pontificate
Pontificate Pon*tif"i*cate, n. [L. pontificatus: cf. F. pontificat. See Pontiff.] 1. The state or dignity of a high priest; specifically, the office of the pope. --Addison. 2. The term of office of a pontiff. --Milman.
Pontificate
Pontificate Pon*tif"i*cate, v. i. (R. C. Ch.) To perform the duty of a pontiff.

Meaning of Pontificate from wikipedia

- Pontificate is the form of government used in Vatican City. The word came to English from French and simply means Papacy or "To perform the functions...
- On 22 January 1588, with the Apostolic Constitution Immensa Aeterni Dei, Pope Sixtus V created the Sacred Congregation of Rites to regulate divine worship...
- A pontiff (from Latin pontifex) was, in Roman antiquity, a member of the most illustrious of the colleges of priests of the Roman religion, the College...
- list of the 893 saints canonized by Pope Francis (2013–) during his pontificate. List of canonizations List of saints canonized by Pope Leo XIII List...
- War I, made the war and its consequences the main focus of his early pontificate. In stark contrast to his predecessor, five days after his election he...
- States from 22 September 1503 to his death. He had one of the shortest pontificates in papal history. Piccolomini, a member of the House of Piccolomini was...
- widely considered to be the finest Spanish film of the 1970s. I cannot pontificate about it, but by the time I'm done, I will have done one movie, and it's...
- Catholic faith. The more marked manifestations of stringency during his pontificate appear to have been prompted rather than spontaneous, his personal character...
- Republic, became the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. His 26 1/2-year pontificate was one of the longest in history. Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of...
- Saint Justin taught Christian doctrine in Rome during the theoretical pontificate of St Pius I but the account of his martyrdom indicates there was no...
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