Pilate

[ pahy-luh t ]
/ ˈpaɪ lət /

noun

Pon·tius [pon-shuh s, -tee-uh s] /ˈpɒn ʃəs, -ti əs/, flourished early 1st century a.d., Roman procurator of Judea a.d. 26–36?: the final authority concerned in the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Pilate

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British Dictionary definitions for pilate

Pilate
/ (ˈpaɪlət) /

noun

Pontius (ˈpɒnʃəs, ˈpɒntɪəs). Roman procurator of Judaea (?26–?36 ad), who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, allegedly against his better judgment
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