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ul·tra·mon·tane / ˌəltrəˌmänˈtān; -ˈmänˌtān/ • adj. 1. advocating supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline.Compare with Gallican. 2. situated on the other side of the Alps from the point of view of the speaker. • n. a person advocating supreme papal authority. DERIVATIVES: ul·tra·mon·ta·nism / -ˈmäntəˌnizəm/ n.

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ultramontane (one) representing the R.C.Ch. beyond (i.e. north of) the Alps and so not favouring extreme views of papal authority XVI; (orig. from the French point of view) pert. to the R.C.Ch. beyond (i.e. south of) the Alps, (and hence) the Italian party favouring such views XVIII. — medL. ultrāmontānus; see ULTRA-, MOUNT1, -ANE1.

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ultramontane advocating supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline. Recorded from the late 16th century, the name originally denoted a representative of the Roman Catholic Church north of the Alps.

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