n. Sc. & N.Engl.
1 a church.
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.
Phrases and idioms:
1 the lowest court in the Church of Scotland.
2 hist. the lowest court in other Presbyterian Churches, composed of ministers and elders.
Etymology: ME f. ON kirkja f. OE cir(i)ce CHURCH

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