[ang-gloh-kath-uh-lik, -kath-lik]


an adherent of Anglo-Catholicism.
a member of the Church of England, as distinguished from a Roman Catholic or member of the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches.


of or relating to Anglo-Catholicism or Anglo-Catholics.

Origin of Anglo-Catholic

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anglo-catholic

Historical Examples of anglo-catholic

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for anglo-catholic



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


a member of this group
Derived FormsAnglo-Catholicism, noun
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