ultramontane

adjective
ul·​tra·​mon·​tane | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmän-ˌtān How to pronounce ultramontane (audio) , -ˌmän-ˈtān How to pronounce ultramontane (audio) \

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

Other Words from ultramontane

ultramontane noun, often capitalized
ultramontanism \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈmän-​tə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce ultramontane (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of ultramontane

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ultramontane

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

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“Ultramontane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultramontane. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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