Gallicanism

[gal-i-kuh-niz-uh m]
noun
  1. the movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican church, advocating the restriction of papal authority in certain matters.

Origin of Gallicanism

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

noun
  1. 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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