Definitions for gallicanismˈgæl ɪ kəˌnɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gal•li•can•ismˈgæl ɪ kəˌnɪz əm(n.)
a movement or body of doctrines, chiefly associated with the Gallican Church, advocating restriction of papal authority.
Ref: Compare ultramontanism .
Origin of Gallicanism:
1855–60; < F
the principles, tendencies, or action of those, within the Roman Catholic Church in France, who (esp. in 1682) sought to restrict the papal authority in that country and increase the power of the national church
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to the contention of the Gallican Church (q. v.).