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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gallicanism \Gal"li*can*ism\, n. 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. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc. [1913 Webster]