Meaning of pontificate
Pronunciation: (n.pon-tif'i-kit, -kāt"v.pon-tif'i-kāt"), [key]
— n., v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
- the office or term of office of a pontiff.
- to perform the office or duties of a pontiff.
- to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?
- to serve as a bishop, esp. in a Pontifical Mass.
- pontificate (Thesaurus)