ultramontane

adjective ul·tra·mon·tane \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmän-ˌtān , -ˌmän-ˈtān \

Definition of ultramontane

1 : of or relating to countries or peoples beyond the mountains (such 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

ultramontanism

play \ˌəl-trə-ˈmän-tə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of ultramontane

Medieval Latin ultramontanus, from Latin ultra- + mont-, mons mountain — more at mount


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