Meaning of Gallicanism

Gal•li•can•ism

Pronunciation: (gal'i-ku-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican church, advocating the restriction of papal authority in certain matters. Cf. ultramontanism.
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