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Relating to, living on, or coming from the southern side of the Alps.

[Latin Cisalpīnus : cis-, cis- + alpīnus, alpine; see alpine.]


1. (Physical Geography) on this (the southern) side of the Alps, as viewed from Rome
2. (Roman Catholic Church) relating to a movement in the Roman Catholic Church to minimize the authority of the pope and to emphasize the independence of branches of the Church. Compare ultramontane2


(sɪsˈæl paɪn, -pɪn)

on this (the Roman or south) side of the Alps.
[1535–45; < Latin Cisalpīnus=cis- cis- + Alpīnus Alpine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cisalpine - on the Italian or Roman side of the Alpscisalpine - on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps; "ancient cisalpine Gaul included an area south and east of the Alps"
cismontane - on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains; "a contest in Virginia between a cismontane and a tramontane people"


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