• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n High-churchman One who holds high-church principles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n high-churchman One of those members of the Anglican Church who maintain or attach especial importance to certain strict views of doctrine. The points upon which they chiefly insist are the following: the necessity of apostolic snccession, canonical jurisdiction, and conformity to the teachings of the undivided catholic church in order to constitute a true and lawful branch of the church; the sacerdotal character of the Christian priesthood; that grace is conferred in the sacraments or sacramental rites, including confirmation, absolution, etc., on all who receive them law fully and without opposing a moral or spiritual obstacle. Many High-churchmen, believing that the maintenance of the catholic character and historical continuity of the Anglican Church involves the continuance or revival of ancient ritual, give ritual and ceremonies a prominent place in their teaching and practice. Those who go furthest in this direction are popularly called extreme High-churchmen and Ritualists.
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In literature:

He was a High Churchman, and satisfied.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
He was a zealous High Churchman and Jacobite.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
I never had given up the notion of his coming around to be with me a High Churchman.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Dr. Strachan was an uncompromising high churchman.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Coke, hitherto a high churchman, placed himself at their head, and prepared for deadly opposition.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
You may seek for that renewal through the regenerating influence of the Sacraments dear to the heart of the Romanist and the High Churchman.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
It goes without saying that this remarkable man was a High Churchman and a celibate.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
Mr. Ablethorpe (that was the High-Churchman's name) was pleased and proud.
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
I've not cross-examined company promoters for ten years without learning how to do business with a professional high churchman.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
High Churchman Laud, kept a jealous eye over New England.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
Mr. Browne was a staunch Tory and High Churchman.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
One friend, a sort of radical High Churchman, said to me some time ago that he was "not interested in the intermediate state".
"Psychical Miscellanea" by J. Arthur Hill
His theology was that of a liberal high-churchman, and his sympathies were broad.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
The high churchman, the bigot, the Quaker renegade, the false accuser, have worn out their viperous teeth upon the file.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
He was a high churchman.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
And, as is often the case in such sudden changes, he did not stop until he had become a high churchman.
"The Young People's Wesley" by W. McDonald
Ecclesiastic above all, he was not, like Whitgift and Bancroft, a Protestant High-churchman.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
Though he turned out such a zealous royalist and high churchman, his early training began among republicans and fanatics.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
As an ecclesiastic he was a High Churchman of the old school.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The High Churchman may know no other "tactual" ordination than "the laying on of hands.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur