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Tridentine Syllabification: Tri·den·tine
Pronunciation: /trīˈdenˌtēn/ /-ˌtīn/

Definition of Tridentine in English:


Of or relating to the Council of Trent, especially as the basis of Roman Catholic doctrine.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with Tridentine

Levantine • Bechstein

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