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

  1. an adherent of Anglo-Catholicism.

  2. a member of the Church of England, as distinguished from a Roman Catholic or member of the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches.

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

Origin of Anglo-Catholic

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby Anglo-Catholic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Anglo-Catholic in a sentence

  • Thus an Anglo-Catholic is kept at a distance from Rome, if not by our own excellences, at least by her errors.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists | James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
  • The new firm had plenty to do owing to the demand for ritual decorations caused by the Anglo-Catholic movement.

    Rossetti | Lucien Pissarro
  • To turn his book into a book against Paedobaptism was an achievement reserved for an Anglo-Catholic divine.

  • Ten or fifteen years afterwards Anglo-Catholic sentiment was again strong.

    Studies in Contemporary Biography | James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
  • It was the golden time of 'retrograding transcendentalism,' as the hard-heads called the Anglo-Catholic symphony.

    The Grand Old Man | Richard B. Cook

British Dictionary definitions for Anglo-Catholic


  1. 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

  1. a member of this group

Derived forms of Anglo-Catholic

  • Anglo-Catholicism, noun

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