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pontiff member of the principal college of priests in ancient Rome; bishop, spec. pope. XVII. — F. pontife — L. pontifex, -fic-, f. pōns, pont- (see next) + facere, -fic- make, DO1.
So pontifical adj. XV; sb. pl. bishop's vestments XIV; book of episcopal rites XVI. — L. pontificate officiate as bishop. XIX. f. pp. of medL. pontificāre.

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pontiff

pontiff the Pope. The name comes (in the late 17th century) via French from Latin pontifex ‘high priest’.

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pontiff

pon·tiff / ˈpäntəf/ (also sovereign or supreme pontiff) • n. the pope.

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