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[gal-i-kuh n]
  1. Gallic; French.
  2. 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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  1. of or relating to Gallicanism
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  1. an upholder of Gallicanism
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