Definitions for gallicanˈgæl ɪ kən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gal•li•canˈgæl ɪ kən(adj.)
of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church in France. of or pertaining to a school or party of French Roman Catholics, before 1870, advocating the restriction of papal authority.
Origin of Gallican:
1590–1600; < ML Gallicānus French, L: of Gaul
of or pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallic; French; as, the Gallican church or clergy
an adherent to, and supporter of, Gallicanism