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Anglo-Catholic

[ang-gloh-kath-uh-lik, -kath-lik] /ˈæŋ gloʊˈkæθ ə lɪk, -ˈkæθ lɪk/
noun
1.
an adherent of Anglo-Catholicism.
2.
a member of the Church of England, as distinguished from a Roman Catholic or member of the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Anglo-Catholicism or Anglo-Catholics.
Origin of Anglo-Catholic
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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Examples from the Web for Anglo-Catholic
Historical Examples
  • Who ever heard such a thing—at least from an Anglo-Catholic?

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • Neither of the nuns had ever heard of an Anglo-Catholic before.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • But another, by no means an Anglo-Catholic, corrected this judgment.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie
  • It was the golden time of 'retrograding transcendentalism,' as the hard-heads called the Anglo-Catholic symphony.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Ten or fifteen years afterwards Anglo-Catholic sentiment was again strong.

    Studies in Contemporary Biography

    James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
  • To turn his book into a book against Paedobaptism was an achievement reserved for an Anglo-Catholic divine.

  • Thus an Anglo-Catholic is kept at a distance from Rome, if not by our own excellences, at least by her errors.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
  • To turn his book into a book against Paedobaptism, was an achievement reserved for an Anglo-Catholic divine.

  • The new firm had plenty to do owing to the demand for ritual decorations caused by the Anglo-Catholic movement.

    Rossetti Lucien Pissarro
  • But his was not a creative mind, and his position at the head of the Anglo-Catholic movement was little more than an accident.

    The Age of Tennyson

    Hugh Walker
British Dictionary definitions for Anglo-Catholic

Anglo-Catholic

adjective
1.
of or relating to a group within the Church of England or the Anglican Communion that emphasizes the Catholic elements in its teaching and practice
noun
2.
a member of this group
Derived Forms
Anglo-Catholicism, noun
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