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1. Scots A church.
2. Kirk Chiefly British The Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Used with the.
[Middle English, from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice, church; see church.]
kirk(kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Scot word for church
2. a Scottish church
[C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice church]
Kirk(kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk)
(Protestantism) the Kirk informal the Presbyterian Church of Scotland
(Biography) Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)
1. Chiefly Scot. a church.
2. the Kirk, the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), as distinguished from the Church of England or the Scottish Episcopal Church.
[1150–1200; Middle English (north and Scots) < Old Norse kirkja church]
kirk′man, n., pl. -men.