from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The belief of those in the Church of England who accept many doctrines and practices which they maintain were those of the primitive, or true, Catholic Church, of which they consider the Church of England to be the lineal descendant; a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles of the Anglican Church regarded as catholic; the principles of Anglo-Catholics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition
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I thought he was being rather rude using "parasitic" to describe anglo-catholicism, but he didn't seem to think so.
not "hostile" towards anglo-catholicism...am one myself...but find folks who use the term who dont even know what it means, and proove it daily, beyond foolish!