Definition of Kulturkampf in English:


Pronunciation /ko͝olˈto͝orˌkäm(p)f/ /kʊlˈtʊrˌkɑm(p)f/

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proper noun

  • A conflict from 1872 to 1887 between the German government (headed by Bismarck) and the papacy for the control of schools and Church appointments, in which Bismarck was forced to concede to the Catholic Church.


German, from Kultur + Kampf ‘struggle’.