Definition of Tridentine in English:

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Pronunciation: /trīˈdentēn/
Pronunciation: /trīˈdenˌtīn/


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'.

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Syllabification: Tri·den·tine

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