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ultramontanism

[ uhl-truh-mon-tn-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
the policy of the party in the Roman Catholic Church that favors increasing and enhancing the power and authority of the pope.
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Origin of ultramontanism

1820–30; <French ultramontanisme, equivalent to ultramontainultramontane + -isme-ism

OTHER WORDS FROM ultramontanism

ul·tra·mon·ta·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ultramontanism

ultramontanism
/ (ˌʌltrəˈmɒntɪˌnɪzəm) /

noun
RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacyCompare Gallicanism

Derived forms of ultramontanism

ultramontanist, noun
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