Gallican

Gallican

[gal-i-kuhn]
adjective
1.
Gallic; French.
2.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church in France.
b.
of or pertaining to a school or party of French Roman Catholics, before 1870, advocating the restriction of papal authority in favor of the authority of general councils, the bishops, and temporal rulers.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin Gallicānus belonging to Gallia, Gallican, equivalent to Gallic- Gallic + -ānus -an

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Gallican (ˈɡælɪkən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Gallicanism
 
n
2.  an upholder of Gallicanism

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