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kirk New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

church; the Kirk the Church of Scotland

Kirk session British & World English

The lowest court in the Church of Scotland, composed of the minister and elders of the parish

the Kirk in kirk British & World English

The Church of Scotland as distinct from the Church of England or from the Episcopal Church in Scotland

Wee Free British & World English

A member of the minority group nicknamed the Wee Free Kirk which stood apart from the Free Church of Scotland when the majority amalgamated with the United Presbyterian Church to form the United Free Church in 1900. The group continued to call itself the Free Church of Scotland after this date

Wee Free Kirk in Free Church of Scotland British & World English

A strict Presbyterian Church organized by dissenting members of the established Church of Scotland in 1843. In 1900 its majority amalgamated with the United Presbyterian Church to form the United Free Church; its name was retained by the minority group, nicknamed the Wee Free Kirk (see Wee Free)

Wee Free Kirk in Wee Free British & World English

A member of the minority group nicknamed the Wee Free Kirk which stood apart from the Free Church of Scotland when the majority amalgamated with the United Presbyterian Church to form the United Free Church in 1900. The group continued to call itself the Free Church of Scotland after this date