ULTRAMONTANISMS

Noun

ultramontanisms

plural of ultramontanism

Source: Wiktionary


ULTRAMONTANISM

Ul`tra*mon"ta*nism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. ultramontanisme.]

Definition: The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; -- so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; -- rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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