Ultramontane definition

ŭltrə-mŏntān, -mŏn-tān
Of or relating to peoples or regions lying beyond the mountains, especially the Alps.
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Supporting the authority of the papal court over national or diocesan authority.
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Relating to or supporting the doctrine of papal supremacy.
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One who lives beyond the mountains, especially south of the Alps.
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(roman catholic church) One who advocates support of papal policy in ecclesiastical and political matters.
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Beyond the mountains, specif. the Alps.
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Of the Roman Catholic doctrine of papal supremacy or the former Church party advocating it.
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A person living beyond the mountains, esp. south of the Alps.
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An adherent of the ultramontane party.
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(theology) Respecting the supremacy of the Pope.
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From the other side of a mountain range, particularly the Alps.
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Someone who acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ultramontane
Plural:
ultramontanes

Origin of ultramontane

  • Medieval Latin ultrāmontānus Latin ultrā- ultra- Latin montānus of mountains (from mōns mont- mountain men-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin ultramontanus

    From Wiktionary