a member of any of several European churches professing to be truly Catholic but rejecting certain modern Roman Catholic doctrines, dogmas, and practices, especially the dogma of papal infallibility.
a member of any of several minor churches, especially in the U.S., differing from the Roman Catholic Church chiefly in their rejection of the ecclesiastical authority of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
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How to use Old Catholic in a sentence
The Old Catholic movement, however, never made much progress in Austria.
It is very evident how the mediæval and Old Catholic dogmas were transformed in the view which Luther originally took of them.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7) | Adolph Harnack
No. 59 is the site of the first Old Catholic church, founded in 1831 by abb Chatel.Historic Paris | Jetta S. Wolff
It was published several years ago, appended to my Old Catholic Church.The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious | William Dool Killen
British Dictionary definitions for Old Catholic
of or relating to several small national Churches which have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine
a member of one of these Churches
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