Ultramontanism

Definition of Ultramontanism

Ul`tra`mon´ta`nism
n.1.The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; - so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; - rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.

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Church of Rome, policy, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
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