Definition of ultramontane in English:
- Any priest who thinks he can dictate the political choices of his parishioners is living an ultramontane fantasy.
- The new immigrants and these ultramontane clerics who came to serve them overwhelmed the small, relatively Americanized Catholic Church they found here.
- Weigel's ultramontane effusions about John Paul II are warmly endorsed.
- The sun fell blinding white on the snowfields, and the dancing breeze swept ice crystals down from ultramontane glaciers.
- These opinions were in opposition to the ideas which were called ultramontane.
- Shatili is the best protected from ultramontane Khevsrian monuments.
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- A second and related set of tensions divided Gallicans, who insisted on the independence of the national Church, and ultramontanes, who were more respectful of papal authority.
- You know what the categories are - ultramontane, gallican, liberal, integriste, laicite, anticlerical, etc. - they were virtually invented here, and they never change.
- The so-called ultramontanes believed that the state should serve as the secular arm of the Church and enforce its monopoly of the truth against all rival ideologies.
- Example sentences
- But Milner's Catholicism was no mere ivory-tower ultramontanism.
- The support for Mary, a universal saint, may sometimes have been at the expense of local cults, making Marian devotions a central element in the progress of ultramontanism.
- To do this, he needed to single out the Catholics as being guilty of separatism and ultramontanism.
Late 16th century (denoting a representative of the Roman Catholic Church north of the Alps): from medieval Latin ultramontanus, from Latin ultra 'beyond' + mons, mont- 'mountain'.
- US English dictionary
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