Definition of circuit rider in English:
nounNorth American historical
A clergyman who traveled on horseback from church to church, especially within a rural Methodist circuit.
- My great-grandfather was a Methodist circuit rider in Texas.
- He'd learned that a Baptist circuit rider had spoken out against phrenology, calling it an enemy of Christian religion.
- And in the 1770s, circuit riders such as the Reverend Devereux Jarrett organized thousands into Methodist societies, mostly in Maryland and Virginia.
Definition of circuit rider in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan