adverb see pontifical II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pontifically — Pon*tif ic*al*ly, adv. In a pontifical manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pontifically — pontifical ► ADJECTIVE 1) papal. 2) characterized by a pompous air of infallibility. DERIVATIVES pontifically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • pontifically — See pontifical. * * * …   Universalium

  • pontifically — adverb in a pontifical manner; whilst pontificating …   Wiktionary

  • pontifically — pÉ‘n tɪfɪklɪ /pÉ’n adv. authoritatively; arrogantly, self righteously; by the Pope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pontifically — pon·tif·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • pontifically — adverb see pontifical I …   Useful english dictionary

  • pontifical — pontifically, adv. /pon tif i keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pontiff; papal. 2. pompous, dogmatic, or pretentious: to resent someone s pontifical manner. n. 3. (in the Western Church) a book containing the forms for the …   Universalium

  • Abbot — • A title given to the superior of a community of twelve or more monks Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abbot     Abbot     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pontifical — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin pontificale, from neuter of pontificalis Date: 14th century 1. episcopal attire; specifically the insignia of the episcopal order worn by a prelate when celebrating a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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