pontifex

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noun pon·ti·fex \ˈpän-tə-ˌfeks\

Definition of pontifex

plural

pontifices

play \pän-ˈti-fə-ˌsēz\
  1. :  a member of the council of priests in ancient Rome

Origin and Etymology of pontifex

Latin pontific-, pontifex, from pont-, pons bridge + facere to make — more at find, do


First Known Use: 1579


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