Gallicanism

Gallicanism

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


Origin:
1855–60; < French Gallicanisme. See Gallican, -ism

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Gallicanism (ˈɡælɪkəˌnɪzəm)
 
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Compare ultramontanism a movement among French Roman Catholic clergy that favoured the restriction of papal control and greater autonomy for the French church

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