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 for Old Catholic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Catholic \Cath"o*lic\, n.
     1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in
        common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman
        [1913 Webster]
     Old Catholic, the name assumed in 1870 by members of the
        Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character
        of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp.
        that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary
        to the ancient Catholic faith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Old Catholic
      n 1: a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German
           Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the

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