High Church


adjective (sometimes lowercase)

pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition, especially in adherence to sacraments, rituals, and obedience to church authority.

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Origin of High Church

First recorded in 1695–1705

OTHER WORDS FROM High Church

High Churchman, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for High Church

High Church

noun

the party or movement within the Church of England stressing continuity with Catholic Christendom, the authority of bishops, and the importance of sacraments, rituals, and ceremoniesCompare Broad Church, Low Church

adjective High-Church

of or relating to this party or movement

Derived forms of High Church

High-Churchman, noun
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