Meaning of “pontiff” in the English Dictionary

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"pontiff" in British English

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pontiffnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɒn.tɪf/ us /ˈpɑːn.t̬ɪf/

formal for pope (= leader of the Roman Catholic Church)

(Definition of “pontiff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pontiff" in American English

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pontiffnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑn·tɪf/

a pope (= leader of the Roman Catholic Church)

(Definition of “pontiff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)