- the movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican church, advocating the restriction of papal authority in certain matters.
Origin of Gallicanism
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Now drop your research into Gallicanism and French ecclesiastical history.Paris Vistas
Helen Davenport Gibbons
He was a defender of Gallicanism—indeed, he was suspected of Jansenist leanings—and a man of great benevolence in private life.A Short History of French Literature
Gallicanism was an illogical doctrine, containing implicitly the denial of the papal supremacy.
Gallicanism is extinct, but results are all against the Reactionary theory.
All forms of Gallicanism were distasteful to Acton, and he looked to the future for the victory of his ideas.The History of Freedom
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
- 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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