- of, relating to, or advocating ultramontanism.
- of, relating to, or supporting the belief that the pope is the spiritual head of the Church in all countries.
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Compare "antiseptic," "antinomian," "ultramontane," "semicircle.""Stops"
But you are a minstrel, perhaps, from these ultramontane parts.Anne of Geierstein
It is not an ultramontane tract to defend the Church againstxlv the sceptic.Three Plays by Brieux
First, I do not like the ultramontane spirit of the Siegwart family.
And you approved of this narrow-mindedness of the ultramontane?
1590s, from Middle French ultramontain "beyond the mountains" (especially the Alps), from Old French (early 14c.), from Latin ultra "beyond" (see ultra-) + stem of mons (see mount (n.)). Used especially of papal authority, though "connotation varies according to the position of the speaker or writer." [Weekley]