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High Church

adjective, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
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.
See also Anglo-Catholic.
Origin of High Church
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
Related forms
High Churchman, noun
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High Church

noun
1.
the party or movement within the Church of England stressing continuity with Catholic Christendom, the authority of bishops, and the importance of sacraments, rituals, and ceremonies Compare Broad Church, Low Church
adjective
2.
of or relating to this party or movement
Derived Forms
High-Churchman, noun
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