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circuit rider

n.
A cleric who travels from church to church, especially in a rural district.

circuit rider

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) US and Canadian (formerly) a minister of religion who preached from place to place along an established circuit

cir′cuit rid`er


n.
(formerly) a minister who rode throughout a given territory to preach.
[1830–40, Amer.]
References in classic literature ?
On the whole, Augustine, I think your talents might do for a circuit rider," said Alfred, laughing.
Safe and Drinkable Water The legislation will help support community partnerships and programs of the West Virginia Rural Water Association, such as the Grassroots Source Water Protection program, Wastewater Disposal Technical Assistance, Water and Waste Water Disposal grants, and Circuit Riders.
The Circuit Riders program concentrates on showing librarians the resources on the law that they can tell patrons about and teaching them how to use those resources.
In June, Reverend David Pritchard, minister at Grace United Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake, joined us in Caledonia to speak about Early Methodist Circuit Riders in Early Ontario.
Among other nominees are road racers Ryan Farquhar, William Dunlop, Andrew Brady and John Burrows, short circuit riders Michael Laverty, Jack Kennedy, Ian Lowry and John Simpson and, representing off-road motocross, rider Martin Barr.
She was a Founding Member of The Circuit Riders, a group which brought religious services to local nursing homes and senior's organizations, and she loved to do needle work including crocheting and knitting.
The Circuit Riders North East project was established in September 2005 to provide IT assistance for the voluntary and community sector.
LRWA also lent one of its veteran circuit riders, Robert Dugas, to the Livingston Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Steele examines the contributions of mountain men, circuit riders, and Chinese herbalists.
The cream of Britain's short circuit riders are in action in Warwick tonight in the seventh round of the National Elite Circuit Race Series.
Others will remember the classic duels between the late Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty, the two top running short circuit riders at the time, slugging it out for TT glory in the early '90s.
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