Definition of pontificality in English:

pontificality

noun

  • 1A pontificate; the papacy. Compare "pontificate". rare after 18th cent.

  • 2derogatory A grand, stately, or haughty demeanour. Now usually: arrogance; dogmatism; pomposity. rare before mid 20th cent.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. Apparently from pontifical (although this is apparently first attested slightly later) + -ity.

Pronunciation

pontificality

/ˌpɒntɪfɪˈkalɪti/