pontificator
noun see pontificate II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pontificator — pontificate ► VERB 1) express one s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. 2) (in the Roman Catholic Church) officiate as bishop, especially at Mass. ► NOUN (also Pontificate) ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) the office or term of office of pope …   English terms dictionary

  • pontificator — See pontification. * * * …   Universalium

  • pontificator — noun One who pontificates …   Wiktionary

  • pontificator — pon·tif·i·ca·tor …   English syllables

  • pontificator —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌkād.ə(r), ātə noun ( s) Etymology: pontificate + or : one that pontificates …   Useful english dictionary

  • pontificate — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pontificatus, from pontific , pontifex Date: 15th century the state, office, or term of office of a pontiff II. intransitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Medieval Latin pontificatus, past… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orator — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. speaker, lecturer, declaimer, pleader; see speaker 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. speaker, lecturer, preacher, reciter, declaimer, sermonizer, pontificator, rhetorician, elocutionist. One who can make men see with… …   English dictionary for students

  • pontificate — verb pɒn tɪfɪkeɪt 1》 (in the Roman Catholic Church) officiate as bishop, especially at Mass. 2》 express one s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. noun pɒn tɪfɪkət (in the Roman Catholic Church) the office or term of office of pope or bishop.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • orator — [n] speaker declaimer, lector, lecturer, pontificator, preacher, public speaker, reciter, rhetorician, sermonizer; concepts 60,285 …   New thesaurus

  • pontificate — ► VERB 1) express one s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. 2) (in the Roman Catholic Church) officiate as bishop, especially at Mass. ► NOUN (also Pontificate) ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) the office or term of office of pope or bishop.… …   English terms dictionary

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