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gallicanism


gallicanism


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallicanism  \Gal"li*can*ism\,  n. 
  The  principles,  tendencies,  or  action  of  those  within  the 
  Roman  Catholic  Church  in  France,  who  (esp.  in  1682)  sought  to 
  restrict  the  papal  authority  in  that  country  and  increase  the 
  power  of  the  national  church.  --Schaff-Herzog  Encyc.