Definition of pontifically in English:


Pronunciation /-ik(ə)lē/


See pontifical

‘Considerable debate ensued over the next few years, resulting in Ratzinger's declaration on December 18, 1979, that Küng's mission canonica (his official license to teach at pontifically recognized institutions) had been revoked.’
  • ‘Computer-driven analysis based on past events derives metrics (I love that New Age word) which the rating agencies can use to pronounce pontifically (that means infallibly) on creditworthiness.’
  • ‘I remember somebody telling me once that as Adam was leaving the Garden of Eden he turned to Eve and remarked pontifically ‘My dear, this is an age of transition.’’