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ultramontane

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

noun

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Origin of ultramontane

1585–95; <Medieval Latin ultrāmontānus, equivalent to Latin ultrāultra- + montānusmontane
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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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