Definition of pontifex in English:

pontifex

Syllabification: pon·ti·fex
Pronunciation: /ˈpäntəˌfeks
 
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noun (plural pontifices /pänˈtifəˌsēz/)

(In ancient Rome) a member of the principal college of priests.
More example sentences
  • All this may look democratic, but in 300 he opposed the admission of plebeians to the two main priestly colleges (pontifices and augures) and on two occasions attempted to secure the election of an all-patrician college.
  • It took their priesthood, their pontifex, their pontiff, and gave it a whole new meaning, a whole new level.
  • Truly it points to Jesus as pontifex, mediator, broker, and priest uniting both God and the disciples.

Origin

Latin, from pons, pont- 'bridge' + -fex from facere 'make'.

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