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  • to ponder; think intensely


    1. the office or term of office of a pontiff.

    –verb (used without object)

    2. to perform the office or duties of a pontiff.

    3. to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?

    4. to serve as a bishop, esp. in a Pontifical Mass.

    September 20, 2009