Gallicanism definition by Webster's New World
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the principles enunciated by the French Roman Catholic Church in 1682, claiming limited autonomy
Gallicanism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.