Definitions for ultramontanismˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ul•tra•mon•ta•nism*ˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm(n.)
the policy of the party in the Roman Catholic Church that favors increasing and enhancing the power and authority of the pope.
Ref: Compare Gallicanism.
* (sometimes cap.).
Origin of ultramontanism:
1820–30; < F ultramontanisme
(Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope
A Roman Catholic philosophy that emphasises the prerogatives and powers of the Pope.
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
Ultramontanism is a religious philosophy within the Catholic Church that places strong emphasis on the prerogatives and powers of the Pope. In particular, ultramontanism may consist in asserting the superiority of Papal authority over the authority of local temporal or spiritual hierarchies.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to extreme views in the matter of the prerogatives and authority of the Pope, so called in France as prevailing on the other side of the Alps.
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