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Gal·li·can·ism

 (găl′ĭ-kə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy.

Gallicanism

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

Gal•li•can•ism

(ˈgæl ɪ kəˌnɪz əm)

n.
a movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican Church, advocating restriction of papal authority. Compare ultramontanism.
[1855–60; < French]

Gallicanism

the body of doctrines, chiefly associated with French dioceses, advocating the restriction of papal authority, especially in administrative matters. Cf. ultramontanism. — Gallican, n., adj.
See also: Catholicism
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Noun1.Gallicanism - a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms