Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of pontifex.

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  • noun Plural form of pontifex.

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Examples

  • All the other priestly colleges attended, plus every lictor on duty in Rome, so it was a colorful spectacle of togas striped in red and purple, round capes and ivory apex helmets, pontifices and augurs with togas pulled up to veil their heads.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Calendis Jan. feriae sunt divae Angeronae, cui pontifices in sacello Volupiae sacra faciunt, quod angores et animi solicitudines propitiata propellat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • All the other priestly colleges attended, plus every lictor on duty in Rome, so it was a colorful spectacle of togas striped in red and purple, round capes and ivory apex helmets, pontifices and augurs with togas pulled up to veil their heads.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • [2097] Dicite pontifices, in sacris quid facit aurum?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Fetials, pontifices, augurs, the priests of the sacred books, even the epulones and the salii.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Sulla convened the Senate next morning and announced that the consuls and pontifices had declared a period of feriae during which no meetings in the Comitia could be held.

    The Grass Crown

  • Know, then, reader, that you have to do with a person who, provided his words but clearly express the sentiments of his mind, entertains a fixed and absolute disregard for all elegance and ornaments of speech; for, — “Dicite, pontifices, in sacris quid facit aurum?”

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • * [555] Dicite, pontifices, in sacris quid facit aurum?

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • The bridge that had been of so much use, that the pontifices had so carefully built and preserved, must be cut away, or all was lost.

    The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic

  • Whether it was to be inserted or not depended on the pontifices, who kept their secret jealously.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

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