ultramontane (adj.) Look up ultramontane at Dictionary.com
1590s, from Middle French ultramontain "beyond the mountains" (especially the Alps), from Old French (early 14c.), from Latin ultra "beyond" (from suffixed form of PIE root *al- (1) "beyond") + stem of mons (see mount (n.1)). Used especially of papal authority, though "connotation varies according to the position of the speaker or writer." [Weekley]