regalism


Related to regalism: regionalism

regalism

(ˈriːɡəlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle that royalty have the highest power, esp when referring to church affairs

regalism

the tenets of royal supremacy, especially in church affairs.
See also: Government
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These works define the structure of the book and, although each chapter is to an extent self-contained and examines the political, social and intellectual context in which the work in question was created, there are obvious links between the chapters, and DelDonna stresses the extent to which important ideas such as regalism overarch virtually everything.
Two of the major themes that run through DelDonna's book are regalism and the deployment of art to underline the importance of the Queen, Maria Carolina, in the moral and political leadership of the country.
Oliveira returned to Portugal in March 1543 in the train of the papal nuncio Lippomano, who was to try to moderate the outbreak of regalism when King John appointed his younger brother, Cardinal Henry, to head the Holy OBce.