noun pon·ti·fex \ˈpän-tə-ˌfeks\
plural pon·tif·i·ces \pän-ˈti-fə-ˌsēz\

Definition of PONTIFEX

:  a member of the council of priests in ancient Rome

Origin of PONTIFEX

Latin pontific-, pontifex, from pont-, pons bridge + facere to make — more at find, do
First Known Use: circa 1580


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