Definition of Pontificates

1. Noun. (plural of pontificate) ¹



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Definition of Pontificates

1. pontificate [v] - See also: pontificate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontificates

ponticulus nasi
ponticulus promontorii
pontie
ponties
pontifex
pontiff
pontiffs
pontific
pontifical
pontificalities
pontificality
pontifically
pontificals
pontificate
pontificated
pontificates (current term)
pontificating
pontification
pontifications
pontificator
pontificators
pontifice
pontifices
pontificial
pontifician
pontificians
pontified
pontifiers
pontifies
pontify

Literary usage of Pontificates

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1. Ten Personal Studies by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1908)
"Two successive pontificates of unusual length marked the epoch at which ... Both pontificates have been marked by a development of centralisation in the ..."

2. History of the Popes: Their Church and State by Leopold von Ranke, E. Fowler (1901)
"[Certain historical notices pertaining to the pontificates of Leo X, Adrian VI, and Clement VII, taken from the books of the notaries under the said ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and the archaeological excavations, which were vigorously and systematically continued in the succeeding pontificates, especially that of Pius IX. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... to the liturgical functions performed therein (SRC, 17 Aug., 1894), not only when a bishop pontificates, but also when a priest performs the ceremony. ..."

5. The History of the Popes, Their Church and State, and Especially of Their by Leopold von Ranke (1856)
"£Compendium of the most important and most remarkable events occurring in the pontificates from Gregory XIII. to the accession of Clement IX.] (50 leaves. ..."

6. The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by William Robertson (1851)
"Persons more capable of judging, formed a favourable presage of his administration, from the experience which he had acquired under four pontificates, ..."

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