nounScottish & Northern English
- 1A church.More example sentences
- Church steeples in parish kirks were used as jails.
- Here also there was an ambitious programme of church building in the twelfth century, as favoured churches and chapels were transformed into parish kirks.
- A major benefit that flowed from the Reformation was the spread of education in Scotland, based on John Knox's dream of a kirk and a schoolhouse for every parish in the land.
- 2 (the Kirk or the Kirk of Scotland) The Church of Scotland as distinct from the Church of England or from the Episcopal Church in Scotland.More example sentences
- And since these people were Kirk of Scotland - oh horrors - they would therefore have to leave town also.
- For that paternal love he hath for and towards the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, agreeable to the Articles of the Kirk of Scotland in the Presbyterian Faith.
- In the year 1636, the Bishops framed a book of Canons and constitutions for governing the Kirk of Scotland.
Middle English: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice (see church).
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