from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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.
- adj. Of or relating to the decrees, reforms, or results of that council: the Tridentine Catechism.
- n. A Roman Catholic who rigorously conforms to the Tridentine Creed formulated at that council.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to Trent, Italy.
- adj. Relating to the Council of Trent.
- adj. Aligned with the Traditionalist Catholic movement.
- n. A strong follower of the Tridentine Creed established at the Council of Trent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Trent, or the general church council held in that city.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Trent, a city of Tyrol, or to the Council of Trent (1545–63): as, Tridentine decrees (that is, the decrees of the Council of Trent, the authoritative symbol of the Roman Catholic Church); Tridentine theology (that is, theology in accordance with those decrees, Roman Catholic theology).
- Conforming to the Council of Trent, or its decrees and doctrine.
- n. A Roman Catholic: a name implying that the present system of Roman Catholic doctrine and practice dates from the Council of Trent (1545).
Medieval Latin Tridentīnus, from Latin, area around Tridentum, from Tridentum (Trent).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Tridentum Trent. (Wiktionary)