ultramontane

[ uhl-truh-mon-teyn, -mon-teyn ]
/ ˌʌl trə mɒnˈteɪn, -ˈmɒn teɪn /
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adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. ultramicroscopy,
  2. ultramicrotome,
  3. ultraminiature,
  4. ultraminiaturize,
  5. ultramodern,
  6. ultramontanism,
  7. ultramundane,
  8. ultranationalism,
  9. ultranationalist,
  10. ultranet

Origin of ultramontane

1585–95; < Medieval Latin ultrāmontānus, equivalent to Latin ultrā ultra- + montānus montane

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British Dictionary definitions for ultramontane

ultramontane

/ (ˌʌltrəmɒnˈteɪn) /

adjective

on the other side of the mountains, esp the Alps, from the speaker or writerCompare cismontane
of or relating to a movement in the Roman Catholic Church which favours the centralized authority and influence of the pope as opposed to local independenceCompare cisalpine (def. 2)

noun

a resident or native from beyond the mountains, esp the Alps
a member of the ultramontane party of the Roman Catholic Church
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Word Origin and History for ultramontane

ultramontane

adj.

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]

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