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1. pontiff

noun. ['ˈpɑːntəf, ˈpɑːntɪf'] the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Synonyms

  • Bishop of Rome
  • Roman Catholic Pope
  • Vicar of Christ
  • Catholic
  • papacy
  • Holy Father
  • Catholic Pope
  • pope
  • pontificate
  • spiritual leader

Antonyms

  • layman

Etymology

  • pontife (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pontifex (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pontiff

  • aliff
  • bailiff
  • bayliff
  • braniff
  • calef
  • calif
  • califf
  • canniff
  • cardiff
  • conniff
  • cosgriff
  • cundiff
  • cunliffe
  • cunniff
  • elliff
  • gatliff
  • handkerchief
  • heathcliff
  • hinchcliff
  • hinchcliffe

How do you pronounce pontiff?

Pronounce pontiff as ˈpɑntɪf.

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Sentences with pontiff


1. Noun, singular or mass
Both denominations believe that their first pontiff was one of the original 12 apostles of Jesus.

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