from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated on this side of the mountains, especially the Alps.
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- adj. From this side of the mountains.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. On this side of the mountains. See under ultramontane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated on this (the speaker's) side of the mountain; specifically, on the northern side of the Alps (with special reference to the relation of the peoples north of Italy to the see of Rome): opposed to ultramontane.
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- adj. on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains
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The cismontane people opposed this, since any change in this direction would tend to place too much political power in the hands of the westerners.
Naples (1645-48), and Pedro Mancro (1651-55) tried without success to give definite statutes to the cismontane family, while the
Chapter of Salamanca (1554), Clemente Dolera of Moneglia, the general in office promulgated new statutes for the cismontane family.
The new province thenceforth belonged to the cismontane family.
Inconsistencies and nonparallelisms abound: cisatlantic is in but not cisalpine; tramontane but not cismontane; poikilothermal but not homoiothermal.
1443 Antonio appointed two vicars-general to direct the Observants -- for the cismontane family (i.e. for Italy, the East, Austria-Hungary, and Poland) St. John Capistran, and for the ultramontane (all other countries, including afterwards America) jean Perioche of Maubert.