Anglo-catholic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Anglo-catholic supporting the Anglican Church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anglo-Catholic A member of the Church of England who contends for its catholic character; more specifically, a High Churchman.
    • a Anglo-Catholic Of or pertaining to a church modeled on the English Reformation; Anglican; -- sometimes restricted to the ritualistic or High Church section of the Church of England.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Anglo-Catholic Catholic according to the teachings of the Church of England. The Church of England maintains that it is Catholic in the same sense and on the same grounds as those on which the Greek Church claims to be Catholic, namely: as having retained its organization in continuous succession from the earliest Christian centuries in accordance with primitive canons;
    • Anglo-Catholic Laying especial stress on the Catholic character of the Church of England; high-church. Applied to that party in the Anglican Church which in doctrine and ceremonies most closely approximates to the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes called the ritualistic, high, or Puseyite section of the church.
    • n Anglo-Catholic A member of the Church of England, or of any Anglican church; especially, one who maintains the Catholic character of the Anglican Church. Hence the term has been applied especially to the high-churchmen of the seventeenth century, such as Laud, Andrews, Cosin, and Jeremy Taylor, and in the present century to the adherents of the Oxford movement, such as Rose, William Palmer, J. H. Newman, Keble, and Pusey, and later to the revivers of ancient ritual, known as ritualists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Anglo-Catholic one who calls himself a Catholic of the Anglican pattern, refusing the name of 'Protestant;' used adjectively, as in 'Anglo-Catholic Library;' Ang′lo-Catho′licism
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Usage

In literature:

To turn his book into a book against Paedobaptism was an achievement reserved for an Anglo-Catholic divine.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Papa's an Anglo-Catholic, and I don't see the difference.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
With the Anglo-Irish portion of the confederacy the war was Catholic, and the object religious liberty.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
Yet the Anglo-Catholic movement is to-day overwhelmingly in the ascendant in the English Church.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
They would say pretty much the same of you Anglo-Catholics.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He's a strict Anglo-Catholic, like yourself.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Anglo-Catholic and Lutheran, Calvinist and Deist can alike read it with delight, and find their own theories in it.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
The Anglo-Saxon "unco guid" is seldom to be found among Roman Catholics; that is, among the followers of the most ancient Christian religion.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
Anglo-Norman and Celt, feudalist and tribesman, alike were Catholics.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
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In news:

He pitches his tent like the Word and digs in his heels like an old Anglo-Catholic priest.
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