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 (trī-dĕn′tīn′, -tēn′)
1. Of or relating to an ecumenical council held by the Roman Catholic Church in Trent, Italy, from 1545 to 1563, as a response to calls for reform and the spread of Protestantism.
2. Of or relating to the decrees, reforms, or results of that council: the Tridentine Catechism.
A Roman Catholic who rigorously conforms to the Tridentine Creed formulated at that council.

[Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, from Latin, area around Tridentum, from Tridentum (Trent).]
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a. of or relating to the Council of Trent
b. in accord with Tridentine doctrine
(Roman Catholic Church) an orthodox Roman Catholic
[C16: from Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, from Tridentum Trent]
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(traɪˈdɛn tɪn, -taɪn, -tin)

of or pertaining to the Council of Trent or its decrees.
[1555–65; < Medieval Latin Tridentīnus; compare Latin Tridentīnus area of the Rhaetian Alps around Trent (ancient Tridentum)]
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[traɪˈdentaɪn] ADJtridentino
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on the new permission for the Tridentine Mass (Chicago Tribune, July 7, 2007)"
The Pope is under stood to have signed a universal indult giving priests permission to celebrate the Tridentine Mass of Pius V (1570) unless expressly forbidden to do so by their diocesan bishop.
Self-styled Archbishop Michael Cox, of the breakaway Latin Tridentine Church, vowed to remove the "evil people" from Leinster House.
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It changed no dogmas and affirmed every tradition of the Catholic Church, including the Tridentine Latin Mass.