Definition of Tridentine in English:


Line breaks: Tri|den¦tine
Pronunciation: /trɪˈdɛntʌɪn
, trʌɪ-/


  • Relating to the Council of Trent, especially as the basis of Roman Catholic doctrine.
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    • At the extreme right the Church is confronted by movements that seek to undo the work of the Council itself, restoring what they venerate as Tridentine Catholicism.
    • Advocates of this position creatively fused Tridentine Catholicism with Irish nationalism and vigorously emphasised the ethnic needs of local communicants.
    • I don't subscribe to Gibson's Tridentine Catholicism.


from medieval Latin Tridentinus, from Tridentum 'Trent'.

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