Gallicanism

noun

Gal·​li·​can·​ism ˈga-li-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Gallicanism (audio)
: a movement originating in France and advocating administrative independence from papal control for the Roman Catholic Church in each nation

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French gallicanisme, from gallican gallican + -isme -ism

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gallicanism was in 1805

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“Gallicanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gallicanism. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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