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Pontificate   /pɑntˈɪfəkˌeɪt/   Listen
Pontificate

noun
1.
The government of the Roman Catholic Church.  Synonym: papacy.






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... the morality of the transaction, and more jubilant, was the Nuncio Salviati, in Paris. While desiring that the cardinal secretary "should kiss the feet of his Holiness in his name," and "rejoicing with him in the bowels of his heart at the blessed and honorable commencement of his pontificate,"[1162] while declaring that, despite his previous belief that the court of France would not much longer tolerate the admiral's arrogance, he would never have imagined the tenth part of what he now saw with his own eyes, he also ...
— History of the Rise of the Huguenots - Volume 2 • Henry Baird



Words linked to "Pontificate" :   papacy, Holy Father, regime, talk, Bishop of Rome, pontifex, Vicar of Christ, speak, government, pontiff, authorities, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, administrate, administer, Catholic Pope



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