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Word: pontifical

Definition: pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop


Sentences Containing 'pontifical'

``The fact is, that you have inspired not only the pontifical government, but also the neighboring states, with such extreme fear, that they are glad of all opportunity of making an example.''
``Can I have been intercepted by French telegrams to the pontifical authorities?''
Countless are they who, born of mean parentage, have risen to the highest dignities, pontifical and imperial, and of the truth of this I could give thee instances enough to weary thee.

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