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...
- depth of the reforms affecting all fields of Church life during his pontificate exceeded similar reform programmes of his predecessors and successors...
- 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...
- January 672) was the bishop of Rome from 30 July 657 to his death. His pontificate was marked by the dispute between the papacy and the imperial government...
- controversy over the years. It was closed on several occasions during the pontificates of Pope Benedict XV and Pope Pius XI. Pope Pius XII re-opened the cause...
- illum took on a sense of renewal that was reflected in the motto of his pontificate. He advanced the Liturgical Movement as the only pope to favor the use...
- November 741) was the bishop of Rome from 11 February 731 to his death. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by Byzantine iconoclasm...
- Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1 to 27 April 1605. His pontificate is one of the briefest in history, having lasted under a month. He was...
- in a reinterpretation of the Western Schism, extending Gregory XII's pontificate to 1415 and cl****ifying rival claimants Alexander V and John XXIII as...
- fewer than thirty-nine bishops, during his short pontificate of four years. During Felix's pontificate, an imperial edict was p****ed granting that cases...
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