cisalpine

[ sis-al-pahyn, -pin ]
/ sɪsˈæl paɪn, -pɪn /

adjective

on this (the Roman or south) side of the Alps.

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Origin of cisalpine

1535–45; <Latin Cisalpīnus, equivalent to cis- cis- + Alpīnus Alpine
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British Dictionary definitions for cisalpine

cisalpine
/ (sɪsˈælpaɪn) /

adjective

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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