from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to peoples or regions lying beyond the mountains, especially the Alps.
- adj. Roman Catholic Church Supporting the authority of the papal court over national or diocesan authority.
- adj. Roman Catholic Church Relating to or supporting the doctrine of papal supremacy.
- n. One who lives beyond the mountains, especially south of the Alps.
- n. Roman Catholic Church One who advocates support of papal policy in ecclesiastical and political matters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. respecting the supremacy of the Pope.
- adj. From the other side of a mountain range, particularly the Alps.
- n. Someone who acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being beyond the mountains; specifically, being beyond the Alps, in respect to the one who speaks.
- n. One who resides beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps; a foreigner.
- n. One who maintains extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy. See Ultramontanism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or lying beyond the mountains; tramontane: opposed to cismontane.
- n. One who resides beyond the mountains; a foreigner.
- n. One who resides south of the Alps, or who identifies himself with the Italian party in the Roman Catholic Church, and maintains the doctrine of absolute papal supremacy. See ultramontanism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to ultramontanism
- adj. on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps
- n. a Roman Catholic who advocates ultramontanism (supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline)
- adj. on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps)
"Cathedra Sempiterna" rivals in fervour and excels in genuine rhetoric the passage with which de Maistre concluded his "Du Pape", which became a text for "ultramontane" apologetics.
The "ultramontane" tendency in the Church centralized more power and authority in the
The "ultramontane" tendency in the Church centralized more power and authority in the Papacy.
France who are not ultramontane, that is to say devoted to the interests of the Roman See. "] [Footnote 5218:" Constitutio dogmatica prima de Ecclesia Christi, "
"ultramontane" party in the Church involved danger to the newly created
"ultramontane" if he came not from Italy but from over the mountains.
As was done under Bismarck, the accusation could be made against the Catholics that they are bad citizens of the state because their heart is ultramontane; it clings “over the mountains” to the pope and his authority.
(Soundbite of song, "Aurora") BJORK: (Singing) Ahhhh, ultramontane ...
Jindal's ultramontane (hey, look it up!) view denies the validity of the most spiritually important belief of any Protestant - the personal relationship with God - in favor of deferring to an institution that "infallibly determined the canon of the Bible."
“Thou art an ultramontane fool, Polydore,” returned Ernest;