Gallicanism

noun
Gal·​li·​can·​ism | \ ˈga-li-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Gallicanism (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gallicanism

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

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“Gallicanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gallicanism. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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