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ULTRAMONTANE

Catholics who agreed with the Pope on matters of doctrine and policy. The name means "beyond the Alps," specifically Rome. Those who lived on the northeren side of the Alps were designated as Cisalpine. (Etym. Latin ultramontanus, beyond the mountain: ultra-, beyond + mons, mountain.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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