ultramontanism

[ uhl-truh-mon-tn-iz-uh m ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm /

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.
Compare Gallicanism.

Origin of ultramontanism

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

Related forms

ul·tra·mon·ta·nist, noun
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ultramontanism

/ (ˌʌltrəˈmɒntɪˌnɪzəm) /

noun

RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacyCompare Gallicanism

Derived Forms

ultramontanist, noun
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