Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to, or consisting of, pontiffs or priests.
  • adj. Of or relating to the pope; papal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or consisting of, pontiffs or priests.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the pope; papal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the pontifices of ancient Rome.
  • Of or pertaining to a pope; papal.
  • Of or relating to a bridge.

Etymologies

Compare Latin pontificius. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ALLEN: Well, the Vatican's normal rhythm is, they open the records from one pontific, from one papal reign, all at once, and normally, they do it 70 years after the death of the pope in question.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2003

  • Luckless man that I am! said the notary, to be the sport of hurricanes all my days: - to be born to have the storm of ill language levell'd against me and my profession wherever I go; to be forced into marriage by the thunder of the church to a tempest of a woman; - to be driven forth out of my house by domestic winds, and despoil'd of my castor by pontific ones!

    A Sentimental Journey

  • Luckless man that I am! said the notary, to be the sport of hurricanes all my days: -- to be born to have the storm of ill language levell'd against me and my profession wherever I go; to be forced into marriage by the thunder of the church to a tempest of a woman; -- to be driven forth out of my house by domestic winds, and despoil'd of my castor by pontific ones!

    A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

  • The bending arcb vrith high pontific pride Overhung the gloomy gulph from fide to fide; llie Mantuan there his cumbrous load refign'd*

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  • The poor notary cross’d the bridge, and passing along the Rue de Dauphine into the fauxbourg of St. Germain, lamented himself as he walk’d along in this manner: Luckless man that I am! said the notary, to be the sport of hurricanes all my days—to be born to have the storm of ill language level’d against me and my profession wherever I go—to be forced into marriage by the thunder of the church to a tempest of a woman—to be driven forth out of my house by domestic winds, and despoil’d of my castor by pontific ones—to be here, bareheaded, in a windy night at the mercy of the ebbs and flows of accidents—where am I to lay my head?

    59. The Fragment. Paris

  • There was a time one heard some of our more pontific commentators pronounce: “We got our independence too easily.

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