Kulturkampf meaning

ko͝ol-to͝orkämpf
Any prolonged conflict over values, beliefs, etc.
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The struggle (1871–1883) between the Roman Catholic Church and the German government under Bismarck for control over school and ecclesiastical appointments and civil marriage.
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A conflict between secular and religious authorities.
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The late 19th-cent. struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the German government over control of education, civil marriage, etc.
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A conflict between secular and religious authorities, especially the struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the German government under Bismarck.
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Origin of kulturkampf

  • German Kultur Kultur Kultur Kampf struggle (from Middle High German) (from Old High German kamph) (probably ultimately from Latin campus field)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Kulturkampf (“culture war”).

    From Wiktionary