Friday, January 19, 2007


pontificate (n)

1. The state or term of office of a pontiff or pontifex.

pontificate (vi)

1. To preside as a bishop, especially at mass.

2. To act like a pontiff; to be pompous, or express one's position as if it is absolutely correct.

3. To speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.

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