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Gallicanism

[ gal-i-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈgæl ɪ kəˌnɪz əm /
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noun
the movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican church, advocating the restriction of papal authority in certain matters.
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Origin of Gallicanism

From the French word Gallicanisme, dating back to 1855–60. See Gallican, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Gallicanism

Gallicanism
/ (ˈɡælɪkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun
a movement among French Roman Catholic clergy that favoured the restriction of papal control and greater autonomy for the French churchCompare ultramontanism
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