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Kulturkampf

[ German kool-toor-kahmpf ]
/ German kʊlˈturˌkɑmpf /
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noun
the conflict between the German imperial government and the Roman Catholic Church from 1872 or 1873 until 1886, chiefly over the control of education and ecclesiastical appointments.
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Origin of Kulturkampf

<German: culture struggle, equivalent to Kulturculture + Kampf battle, struggle (cognate with Old English camp); see camp1, kemp1

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British Dictionary definitions for Kulturkampf

Kulturkampf
/ (kʊlˈtʊəˌkæmpf, ˈkʊltə-) /

noun
the struggle of the Prussian state against the Roman Catholic Church (1872–87), which took the form of laws designed to bring education, marriage, etc, under the control of the state

Word Origin for Kulturkampf

German: culture struggle
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