- on this (the Roman or south) side of the Alps.
Origin of cisalpine
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Examples from the Web for cisalpine
The war in Cisalpine Gaul did not cease with the departure of Hannibal.
The people of Cisalpine Gaul, for instance, had no Druidic priesthood.Legends & Romances of Brittany
The various new republics of Lombardy were united and recognised under the general name of the Cisalpine Republic.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte
John Gibson Lockhart
Cisalpine Gaul was that part where the inhabitants wore a sort of adaptation of the Roman toga.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
The Cisalpine Gauls, lately so restless, and whom we shall soon see taking arms again, remained motionless.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
- on this (the southern) side of the Alps, as viewed from Rome
- relating to a movement in the Roman Catholic Church to minimize the authority of the pope and to emphasize the independence of branches of the ChurchCompare ultramontane (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for cisalpine
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