Gal·​li·​can ˈga-li-kən How to pronounce Gallican (audio)
: gallic
often not capitalized [after French gallican] : of or relating to Gallicanism
Gallican noun

Word History


Middle English, going back to Latin Gallicānus "relating to the province of Gaul," from Gallicus gallic + -ānus -an entry 2

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gallican was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gallican.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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