noun, plural pon·tif·i·ces [pon-tif-uh-seez] /pɒnˈtɪf əˌsiz/. Roman Religion.
Origin of pontifex
Examples from the Web for pontifex
And this brings us to the second generation of the Pontifex family with whom we need concern ourselves.The Way of All Flesh|Samuel Butler
Like Pontifex, he seemed but little concerned, either with the cheers of his friends or the few howls of his mutinous juniors.Follow My leader|Talbot Baines Reed
It was the residence of the Pontifex Maximus, or chief priest, down to the time of Augustus.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
The chief of the pontifices, the Pontifex Maximus, was at the head of the college.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
Upon one an inscription was placed which tersely expressed the true state of the case: "Pontifex Colinii necem probat."History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird