Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A term first given to the non-jurors, who refused to acknowledge William III. as their lawful king, and who had very proud notions of church power; but it is now commonly used in a more extensive signification, and is applied to all those who, though far from being non-jurors, yet form pompous and ambitious conceptions of the authority and jurisdiction of the church.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'High Churchmen'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/h/high-churchmen.html. 1802.