Definition of Pontifices

1. Noun. (plural of pontifex) ¹



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Definition of Pontifices

1. pontifex [n] - See also: pontifex

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontifices

pontific
pontifical
pontificalities
pontificality
pontifically
pontificals
pontificate
pontificated
pontificates
pontificating
pontification
pontifications
pontificator
pontificators
pontifice
pontifices (current term)
pontificial
pontifician
pontificians
pontified
pontifiers
pontifies
pontify
pontifying
pontil
pontile
pontiles
pontils
pontin
pontine

Literary usage of Pontifices

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1. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1882)
"The character of a legal system so peculiar to the Roman religion is particularly apparent in the office of the pontifices. This college of priests under ..."

2. The history of Rome by Theodor Mommsen, William Purdie Dickson, Joseph Anton F. Wilhelm Ihne (1882)
"In the older time, when divine law had yet the preponderance over civil law, the pontifices were probably the most important personages both in making and ..."

3. The Evolution of the Aryan by Rudolf von Jhering, Adolphus Drucker (1897)
"Correctly speaking, the pontifices* were those whose business it was to ... The pontifices, therefore, were the makers of the bridges, the bridge-masters. ..."

4. The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth by Nathaniel Hooke (1830)
"The eighth, and most venerable of all the dif- D. Hal ferent bodies consecrated to religion, was the pontifices ;fi^f.' p' *• the origin of which name is ..."

5. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"... A further mark of progress was the admission cf plebeians to the priestly offices of augurs and pontifices by the ..."

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