from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Opposed to what is Gallic or French.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hostile to France or the French, or to anything French; specifically, opposed to the Gallican church.
- n. One who is hostile to the French, or to the Gallican church.
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English at present to run abroad, I wish they had anti-gallican spirit enough to produce themselves in their own genuine English dress, and treat the French modes with the same philosophical contempt, which was shewn by an honest gentleman, distinguished by the name of Wig – Middleton.
In consequence, that journal became, and for many years continued, 'anti-ministerial, yet with a very qualified approbation of the opposition, and with far greater earnestness and zeal, both anti-jacobin and anti-gallican.
These causes came to swell the tide of faction in America as the enemies of England and of authoritative institutions took advantage of them to raise their cry, whilst the anti-gallican, on the other hand, were as indignant against the arrogance of the French and of their envoy.
Cardinal de Lorraine was desirous of introducing into France; and he thwarted so successfully all the anti-gallican policy of the Guises, and proved himself so true a Frenchmen, that in order to subdue him he was exiled, within three months of his appointment, to his country-seat of Vignay, near Etampes.
I should like to have made Lamb like her, in spite of his anti-gallican Obstinacy. "
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