Gallican

[ gal-i-kuhn ]
/ ˈgæl ɪ kən /

adjective

Gallic; French.
Ecclesiastical.
  1. of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church in France.
  2. of or relating to a school or party of French Roman Catholics, before 1870, advocating the restriction of papal authority in favor of the authority of general councils, the bishops, and temporal rulers.

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Origin of Gallican

1590–1600; <Latin Gallicānus belonging to Gallia, Gallican, equivalent to Gallic-Gallic + -ānus-an
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British Dictionary definitions for Gallican

Gallican
/ (ˈɡælɪkən) /

adjective

of or relating to Gallicanism

noun

an upholder of Gallicanism
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