Definition of Pontiffs

1. Noun. (plural of pontiff) ¹



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Definition of Pontiffs

1. pontiff [n] - See also: pontiff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontiffs

pontal
pontee
pontees
pontes
pontic
ponticular
ponticulin
ponticulus
ponticulus hepatis
ponticulus nasi
ponticulus promontorii
pontie
ponties
pontifex
pontiff
pontiffs (current term)
pontific
pontifical
pontificalities
pontificality
pontifically
pontificals
pontificate
pontificated
pontificates
pontificating
pontification
pontifications
pontificator
pontificators

Literary usage of Pontiffs

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1. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The Roman pontiffs formed the moat illus- institution, like that of all ... 14, 26) is including him when he says that N uma appointed rive pontiffs. ..."

2. Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern by Johann Lorenz Mosheim, James Murdock (1841)
"Moreover, the modern pontiffs differ exceedingly from their predecessors in ... For the sovereign princes and states, though they treat the pontiffs ..."

3. Cicero: A Sketch of His Life and Works by Hannis Taylor, Mary Lillie Taylor Hunt (1916)
"... the pontiffs could only acquire jurisdiction over A sacred i purely civil controversy through the engrafting of a .acred element which was added by ..."

4. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"Priesthoods ; pontiffs and Augurs. — Under these conditions there grew up in ... The six pontiffs had a general oversight of the whole system of divine law, ..."

5. A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Based on Sir William by Francis Warre Cornish (1898)
"01, the original number was fonr ; The pontiffs convoked the assembly of the Cicero (Bip. ü. ... This number of pontiffs remained tor a long time unaltered. ..."

6. A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times by John Shertzer Hittell (1893)
"First were the pontiffs (pontifices), under a chief pontiff ... The board of pontiffs had books of ecclesiastical ceremonial and of sacerdotal disciplinary ..."

7. A History of Rome by Robert Fowler Leighton (1878)
"300 the number of pontiffs was increased from five to eight, and that of the augurs from six to nine, and it was enacted that four pontiffs and five augurs ..."

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