pontificality

noun
pon·​tif·​i·​cal·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)pän‧ˌtifəˈkalətē, -ətē, -i \
plural -es

Definition of pontificality

1a : the state, office, dignity, or rule of a pontiff
b(1) : pope
(2) : papacy
2 : extreme or exaggerated dignity : pompousness the pontificality of a second-rate diplomat

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History and Etymology for pontificality

Middle French pontificalité, from pontifical (from Latin pontificalis) + -ité -ity

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“Pontificality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontificality. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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