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Gallicanism

Gallicanism

noun Gal·li·can·ism \-kə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of GALLICANISM

:  a movement originating in France and advocating administrative independence from papal control for the Roman Catholic Church in each nation

First Known Use of GALLICANISM

1805

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