ultramontane


ul·tra·mon·tane

adjective \-ˈmän-ˌtān, -ˌmän-ˈ\

Definition of ULTRAMONTANE

1
:  of or relating to countries or peoples beyond the mountains (as the Alps)
2
:  favoring greater or absolute supremacy of papal over national or diocesan authority in the Roman Catholic Church
ultramontane noun often capitalized
ul·tra·mon·tan·ism \-ˈmän-tə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Origin of ULTRAMONTANE

Medieval Latin ultramontanus, from Latin ultra- + mont-, mons mountain — more at mount
First Known Use: circa 1618

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