[ pon-shuhs pahy-luht, -tee-uhs ]
/ ˈpɒn ʃəs ˈpaɪ lət, -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.
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How to use Pontius Pilate in a sentence
But let's not deny that there are lives are at stake, and that this is still pure Pilate politics.
Then saith Pilate unto him, "Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?"
She slept again, and saw Pilate in hell surrounded by devils.
She slept again, and a devil appeared and talked to her, justifying Pilate.
Here a messenger arrived from Claudia telling her dream and begging Pilate to go to her.
His speculations might ask, with 'jesting Pilate,' 'What is truth?'
British Dictionary definitions for Pontius Pilate
/ (ˈpɒnʃəs, ˈpɒntɪəs ˈpaɪlət) /
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