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ul·tra·mon·ta·nismor Ul·tra·mon·ta·nism (ŭl′trə-mŏn′tə-nĭz′əm)
n. Roman Catholic Church
The policy that absolute authority in the Church should be vested in the pope.
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacy. Compare Gallicanism
ul•tra•mon•ta•nism(ˌʌl trəˈmɒn tnˌɪz əm)
n. (sometimes cap.)
the policy of the party in the Roman Catholic Church that favors increasing and enhancing the power and authority of the pope. Compare Gallicanism.
[1820–30; < French ultramontanisme]
the advocacy of the supremacy of the papacy and the papal system, in opposition to those favoring national churches and the authority of church councils. Cf. Gallicanism. — ultramontane, ultramontanist, n. — ultramontanistic, adj.See also: Catholicism
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|Noun||1.||ultramontanism - (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope|
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"