Origin of pontificate
OTHER WORDS FROM pontificatepon·tif·i·ca·tion [pon-tif-i-key-shuhn], /pɒnˌtɪf ɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounpon·tif·i·ca·tor, noun
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How to use pontificate in a sentence
In the wake of Francis’s surgery, Alberto Melloni, a church historian, argued that this pontificate has entered a concluding chapter, where he will have to make decisions about the final things he might want to prioritize.Pope Francis’s surgery adds urgency to questions about the remaining years of his papacy|Chico Harlan, Stefano Pitrelli|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
But of course, there is the now fading memory of the election that followed the long pontificate of Pius XII.
Benedict may well want to cut short the time available for the cardinals to politick, posture, and pontificate, as it were.With Pope Benedict XVI’s Retirement, Conclave Rules Prove Unclear|Christopher Dickey|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The deficit hawks pontificate on camera while in the wings the tradesmen of the Congress fill districts with holiday cheer.
The pope of Rome sent him a full set of all the medals struck during his pontificate.Historic Fredericksburg|John T. Goolrick
Cossa kept his word never to appeal against the sentence which stripped him of the pontificate.
His cosmography, like all of them, began with the creation and came down to the pontificate of Martin V who was then Pope.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Luther attacked not the abuses of the Roman pontificate, but the pontificate itself.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Ferdinando de Medici, then a cardinal, had just failed in his candidacy for the pontificate (outwitted by that fox Montalto).Romance of Roman Villas|Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney