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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).]
(Historical Terms) history
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]
Tri•den•tine(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)]
Tridentine[traɪˈdentaɪn] ADJ → tridentino
adj → Tridentinisch