- 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.
Origin of ultramontane
Examples from the Web for ultramontane
But the Ultramontane spirit had already invaded Piedmont, and was embraced by its clergy with all the zeal of converts.The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
The choice of the conclave astonished Italy, for it fell upon an ultramontane cardinal, unknowing and unknown in Rome.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume II (of 3)|James Dennistoun
It was as much an instinct of the ultramontane theory to elude the tests of science as to resist the control of States.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
So that Belgium, which three years before had been branded as ultramontane, was now denounced as a nest of communists and rebels.Belgium|Emile Cammaerts
In 1851 he entered the Church of Rome, in which he attached himself to the Ultramontane party.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
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]