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

Definition of ultramontane

  1. 1 :  of or relating to countries or peoples beyond the mountains (as the Alps)

  2. 2 :  favoring greater or absolute supremacy of papal over national or diocesan authority in the Roman Catholic Church


noun, often capitalized


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

First Known Use: circa 1618

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