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1. Relating to or characteristic of Gallicanism.
2. Gallic.
A supporter of Gallicanism.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Gallicanism
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an upholder of Gallicanism
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(ˈgæl ɪ kən)

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.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin Gallicānus French, Latin: of Gaul]
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Adj.1.Gallican - relating to or characteristic of Gallicanism
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However it was, these insignificant disputes gave rise to two parties in the Gallican Church--the Jansenists and the Jesuits.
A common theme is criticism of the notion of an autonomous Celtic liturgy as a romantic enthusiasm and, in its place, emphasis on the Gallican traditions from which it derives.
Hayek (1960) draws on Francis Lieber's 1849 newspaper essay, "Anglican and Gallican Liberty" (1880b, pp.
Sarpi's correspondence with prominent people such as the English Ambassador Dudley Carlton, the British chaplain William Bedell, and French Gallican thinkers such as Jacques Gillot and Jacques Leschassier, served as a network of alliances to assure support and help for Venice during his fight against papal authority and power.
Pope Gregory the Great the foundation of the musical tradition, the genre has French roots as it is believed to be a synthesis during the Carolingian era (8th to 9th century) of Roman and Gallican chant styles.
Another important point, which O'Briain touches on but does not have the chance to pursue, is the dual private and public lives of some of the manuscripts in the catalogue, such as a Gallican psalter from mid-thirteenth-century Augsburg (Chester Beatty MS W.40) that contains persistent marginal instructions in German on when and how to recite certain psalms.
Parlement declared that the Jesuits were papal interlopers who undermined the proud Gallican tradition, and that the Society's organization and ethos were utterly despotic.
This was a time of maneuvering for political independence by these Christian States, including France, with its so-called Gallican movement by the 18th century.
Paris and Rome: The Gallican Church and the Ultramontane Campaign, 1848-1853, Austin Gough.
sont engendrees, nourries et engraissees et enflees du sang du peuple gallican comme la sansue en l'eauue attachee a aucun membre de l'omme." ["...