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- n. The doctrine of the ecclesiastical supremacy of a sovereign
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of royal prerogative or supremacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The control or interference of the sovereign in ecelesiastical matters.
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"regalism", the omnipotence of kings even in matters spiritual, which was the system of government in Naples as in all the Bourbon States.
Gallicanism and all forms of French and German regalism affected to look upon the Holy See as an alien power because it was beyond the
In this atmosphere flourished regalism and opposition to the primacy of the pope, until it reached its climax in the false principle: "Concilium supra Papam", which was preached from the housetops up to the time of the Councils of Constance and Basle.
(The only hint of superstar regalism was Brooks 'odd habit of referring to himself with the royal "we.")