[trahy-den-tin, -tahyn, -teen]
- of or relating to the city of Trent.
- of or relating to the Council of Trent.
- conforming to the decrees and doctrines of the Council of Trent.
Origin of Tridentine
1555–65; < Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, adj. use of Latin Tridentīnus area of the Rhaetian Alps around Tridentum; see -ine1
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Examples from the Web for tridentine
Why,” rejoined the Dean, “that looks more like Tridentine theology.Recollections of a Long Life
Such was the prodigy hatched during the seventeen years of Tridentine incubation.
And now in like manner the Tridentine Creed is met by no rival developments; there is no antagonist system.An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
John Henry Cardinal Newman
This commenced early, as is shown in some curiously contradictory utterances, in 1568, respecting the Tridentine Index.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
Sixtus V. determined to put a stop to a license which rendered the Tridentine provisions almost nugatory.
- of or relating to the Council of Trent
- in accord with Tridentine doctrine
- an orthodox Roman Catholic
C16: from Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, from Tridentum Trent