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regalism Line breaks: re¦gal|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈriːɡ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of regalism in English:


[mass noun]
The doctrine of a sovereign’s supremacy in ecclesiastical matters.
Example sentences
  • Protest assumed a new form and new names: jurisdictionalism and regalism, referring to secular governments' right to redraw boundaries between Church and state to the latter's advantage.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Far from being armchair utopians, jurisdictionalist and regalist writers collaborated with statesmen to bring about reform.
  • Many of, but not all, of the royalists (‘regalists’) found themselves without a king or a party, turned toward the League as the group with the most similar agenda - the program of concord.
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