pontificator

[ noun pon-tif-i-kit, -keyt; verb pon-tif-i-keyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF pontificator
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WORD ORIGIN

1818, "to act as a pontiff," from Medieval Latin pontificatus, past participle of pontificare "to be a pontifex," from Latin pontifex (see pontiff). Meaning "to assume pompous and dignified airs, issue dogmatic decrees" is from 1825. Meaning "to say (something) in a pontifical way" is from 1922. Related: Pontificated; pontificating.

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