- pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition, especially in adherence to sacraments, rituals, and obedience to church authority.
Origin of High Church
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for high church
That certainly was a high-church dinner—that one tonight was.Ladies and Gentlemen
Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
The High-Church party owes him canonization, as I said to the bishop yesterday.Phases of an Inferior Planet
His position as a High-Church Whig, however, was an anomalous one.
"He is undoubtedly the just fruit of our own toleration," repeated the high-church rector.The Seeker
Harry Leon Wilson
This man was dressed something in the style of our own High-Church divines, except that his black coat was longer, I think.Willing to Die
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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