What does ultramontanism mean?

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  1. A Roman Catholic philosophy that emphasises the prerogatives and powers of the Pope.
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In literature the tendency appears as romanticism, in politics as legitimism, in religion as ultramontanism.
The growing democracy and the growing ultramontanism came into collision.
While the Jansenists leaned towards Gallicanism, the episcopacy leaned towards ultramontanism.
He sinks the Conservative principles of the Reaction, and gives prominence only to its ultramontanism.
That the Reaction is thus identified with ultramontanism, is a fact which its leading spirits would be the very last to deny.
The support for Mary, a universal saint, may sometimes have been at the expense of local cults, making Marian devotions a central element in the progress of ultramontanism.

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