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Definition of pontificate:

  1. The office or dignity of a high priest or of the Pope; the reign of a Pope.
  2. To exercise solemn priestly functions with full ceremonial, said of the higher dignitaries of the R. Cath. Ch., as " to pontificate at high mass.".


confess, altar boy, papacy, pronounce on, formulate, express, bull, comment, remark, apostolic, Anglo-Catholic, confession, speak out, conclave, state, articulate, sound off, the Vatican, Catholic, Catholicism, air, bishopric.

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