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[trahy-den-tin, -tahyn, -teen]
  1. of or relating to the city of Trent.
  2. of or relating to the Council of Trent.
  3. conforming to the decrees and doctrines of the Council of Trent.
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Origin of Tridentine

1555–65; < Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, adj. use of Latin Tridentīnus area of the Rhaetian Alps around Tridentum; see -ine1
Related formspost-Tri·den·tine, adjectivepre-Tri·den·tine, adjective
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  1. history
    1. of or relating to the Council of Trent
    2. in accord with Tridentine doctrine
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  1. an orthodox Roman Catholic
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, from Tridentum Trent
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