- 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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That this authority can only be exerted in conformity with the canons received in the Gallican church; 4.
It was really he who established the privileges and liberty of the Gallican church.Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France|George Warton Edwards
The Gallican storm a little abated, he turned back to a project very near his heart.
A postscript is added on the recent defence of Gallican doctrine by Mgr.
Louis convened the famous assembly of the Gallican clergy in 1682.