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A member of an independent religious organization formed by a group of German Roman Catholics who refused to accept the doctrine of papal infallibility proclaimed by the Vatican Council in 1870.
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(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to several small national Churches which have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine
(Roman Catholic Church) a member of one of these Churches
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a member of certain Catholic churches that broke with Rome over various issues, as papal infallibility.
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|Noun||1.||Old Catholic - a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope|
Old Catholic Church - Catholic churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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