- of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church in France.
- 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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How to use Gallican in a sentence
All those men were open infidels; and their attacks on religion, such as they saw it before them, roused the Gallican church.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
But if this were the state of the Anglican Church, the Gallican, though not better off, was acted on in a very different manner.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
He was instantly attacked for his Gallican panegyric, by a portion of the Royal Society.
Lewis could not have taken his advice without surrendering his own main object, the restoration of the Gallican Church.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
To insular minds, whether Scottish or English, every deviation of the Gallican ritual from their own was a sore vexation.Two Penniless Princesses|Charlotte M. Yonge