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.
(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-
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