Gallicanism

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noun Gal·li·can·ism \ˈga-li-kə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Gallicanism

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

Origin and Etymology of gallicanism

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


First Known Use: 1805


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