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or 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.

ul′tra·mon′ta·nist n.
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(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacy. Compare Gallicanism
ˌultraˈmontanist n
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(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]
ul`tra•mon′ta•nist, n.
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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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Noun1.ultramontanism - (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the popeultramontanism - (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"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Dollinger was then coming into his own as a fierce critic of Roman centralism and the movement towards papal absolutism called "ultra-montanism" (meaning "beyond the mountains," in reference to the fact that the biggest supporters of an authoritarian papacy were in France, England, and Germany, not in Italy).
In his last decade he tried to battle against the growing tide of Ultra-montanism, which he knew would never appeal to the English character.