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ultramontanism

[uhl-truh-mon-tn-iz-uh m] /ˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm/
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.
Compare Gallicanism.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French ultramontanisme, equivalent to ultramontain ultramontane + -isme -ism
Related forms
ultramontanist, noun
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  • His own age and the strength of his position precluded the thought of any personal anticipation of trouble from ultramontanism.
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ultramontanism

/ˌʌltrəˈmɒntɪˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(RC Church) the doctrine of central papal supremacy Compare Gallicanism
Derived Forms
ultramontanist, noun
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