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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Pon*tif"i*cate (?), v. i. R. C. Ch.

To perform the duty of a pontiff.

 

© Webster 1913.

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