Kulturkampf

noun
Kul·tur·kampf | \ku̇l-ˈtu̇r-ˌkäm(p)f \

Definition of Kulturkampf 

: conflict between civil government and religious authorities especially over control of education and church appointments broadly : a conflict between cultures or value systems

First Known Use of Kulturkampf

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kulturkampf

German, from Kultur + Kampf conflict

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