- Gallic; French.
- of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church in France.
- of or relating to a school or party of French Roman Catholics, before 1870, advocating the restriction of papal authority in favor of the authority of general councils, the bishops, and temporal rulers.
Origin of Gallican
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Examples from the Web for gallican
Charles would continue to be the protector of the Gallican Church.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
One thing, for the credit of the Gallican Church, we may trust that he did not do.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
Gallican maxims are dishonored by the use Napoleon has made of them.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 6 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
In him we recognise the father of the freedom of the Gallican Church.Jeanne d'Arc
But there is no record of the conversion of Spain by Gallican missionaries.
- of or relating to Gallicanism
- an upholder of Gallicanism
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