ultramontanism

[ uhl-truh-mon-tn-iz-uhm ]

noun(sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. the policy of the party in the Roman Catholic Church that favors increasing and enhancing the power and authority of the pope.

Origin of ultramontanism

1
1820–30; <French ultramontanisme, equivalent to ultramontainultramontane + -isme-ism

Other words from ultramontanism

  • ul·tra·mon·ta·nist, noun

Words Nearby ultramontanism

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British Dictionary definitions for ultramontanism

ultramontanism

/ (ˌʌltrəˈmɒntɪˌnɪzəm) /


noun
  1. RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacy: Compare Gallicanism

Derived forms of ultramontanism

  • ultramontanist, noun

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