pontiff

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noun pon·tiff \ˈpän-təf\

Definition of pontiff

  1. 1 :  pontifex

  2. 2 :  bishop; specifically, often capitalized :  pope 1

Origin and Etymology of pontiff

French pontif, from Latin pontific-, pontifex


First Known Use: 1552

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