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[German koo l-toor-kahmpf] /German kʊlˈturˌkɑmpf/
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.
Origin of Kulturkampf
< German: culture struggle, equivalent to Kultur culture + Kampf battle, struggle (cognate with Old English camp); see camp1, kemp1 Unabridged
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/kʊlˈtʊəˌkæmpf; ˈkʊltə-/
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
German: culture struggle
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Word Origin and History for Kulturkampf

1879, originally in reference to the struggle between the German government and the Catholic Church over control of educational and ecclesiastical appointments, 1872-86, German, literally "struggle for culture," from Kultur + Kampf "combat, fight, struggle," from Latin campus "field, battlefield" (see campus).

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