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[ang-gli-kuh-niz-uh m]
  1. the doctrines, principles, or system of the Anglican Church.
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Origin of Anglicanism

First recorded in 1840–50; Anglican + -ism
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Examples from the Web for anglicanism

Historical Examples of anglicanism

  • It was on the Donatists, with an application to Anglicanism.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • But Anglicanism—rich Anglicanism—has also been placed on the rates.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • You are of the latest fashion of Anglicanism, and we are only a parcel of old women.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • This leads us to our question, what, to him, is Anglicanism?

  • Knox understood the relation which men of his stamp bore to Anglicanism.

British Dictionary definitions for anglicanism


  1. the doctrine and practice of the Church of England and other Anglican Churches
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