Definition of Tridentine in English:



  • Relating to the Council of Trent, especially as the basis of Roman Catholic doctrine.

    ‘At the extreme right the Church is confronted by movements that seek to undo the work of the Council itself, restoring what they venerate as Tridentine Catholicism.’
    • ‘Advocates of this position creatively fused Tridentine Catholicism with Irish nationalism and vigorously emphasised the ethnic needs of local communicants.’
    • ‘I don't subscribe to Gibson's Tridentine Catholicism.’
    • ‘Seminaries were synonymous with the chequered 400-year history of Tridentine Catholicism.’
    • ‘Were Facy a Catholic, it is likely that, around 1620, he would have followed the Tridentine liturgy, rather than the Sarum rite.’
    • ‘As one who works primarily with youth from the public schools, I see that they live in a pluralistic world, out of touch with both the touchy-feely liberalism and the outward trappings of Tridentine piety.’
    • ‘Informal vows of marriage continued long after Tridentine reforms were introduced.’
    • ‘On reflection, however, I recognized that this difference in readings focused my vague sense of dissatisfaction with the Tridentine rite.’
    • ‘Latin, of course, is the language of the Tridentine rite.’
    • ‘The Tridentine rite I attended in Flint was unchanged in every respect from the Mass of my youth and yet it impressed me as radically different.’
    • ‘From the seventeenth century onward, the leaders of the Catholic Church followed Tridentine directives that sought to impose uniformity in religious standards and practices.’
    • ‘I come from a Tridentine Catholic or ‘old school’ Catholic background.’
    • ‘For those of us used to the twentieth century's rationalising simplifications, it is good to remember that the complex Tridentine rite was itself introduced as a rationalisation and modernisation.’
    • ‘A vernacular Tridentine rite would sit fine with me.’
    • ‘That does not mean the Tridentine rite is wrong.’
    • ‘The Tridentine rite of Mass was the liturgical form used throughout the western Catholic Church from the fifth century until 1968.’
    • ‘It could also see a resurgence in the use of the Tridentine rite.’



/trīˈdentēn/ /traɪˈdɛntin/ /trīˈdenˌtīn/ /traɪˈdɛnˌtaɪn/


From medieval Latin Tridentinus, from Tridentum ‘Trent’.