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To speak at length or be unnecessarily wordy, often in a patronizing or pompous manner.
state of a pontifex
preside as a bishop
act like a pontiff
speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner
The state or term of office of a pontiff or pontifex.
(intransitive) To preside as a bishop, especially at mass.
(intransitive) To act like a pontiff; to express one’s position or opinions dogmatically and pompously as if it were absolutely correct.
(intransitive) To speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.