pontiff


pon·tiff

noun \ˈpän-təf\

Definition of PONTIFF

1
:  pontifex
2
:  bishop; specifically often capitalized :  pope 1

Origin of PONTIFF

French pontif, from Latin pontific-, pontifex
First Known Use: 1626

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pontific
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pontifex
All Words Near: pontiff

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pontiff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More