circuit rider


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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.
Provides robust support for the Grassroots Source Water Protection Program and Circuit Rider Program, which are designed to provide technical assistance to rural water systems and prevent pollution of surface and ground water used as the primary source of drinking water by rural residents.
Clancy will be riding for the JLT Condor team that also includes Kristian House, the winner of the 2009 National Road Race Championships, which were staged in Monmouthshire, and a top circuit rider.
Cooper, who is competing in Jewson colours this season, is better known as a track and short circuit rider but performed impressively in a very tough and hilly event against the UK's leading riders.
He took us back in time when the circuit rider was a source of faith, comfort and news.
Other awards handed out on the night included the Red Bull Young Rider of the Year (John Simpson), Black Horse Short Circuit Rider of the Year (Eugene Laverty), IFS Global Logistics Road Racer of the Year (Michael Dunlop) and the Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, which went to Alastair Seeley.
Introducing a program, known as the Circuit Rider Archivist Program, in which local governments and historical repositories would receive on-site assistance in archival and records management.
Andrews provided advice to emerging technology programs and participated in the development of the Apple Computer funded Technology Resource Consortium, predecessor of the Circuit Rider Roundup--annual meetings of nonprofit technology innovators--and NTEN.
While at Packer Hospital, Jean established and supervised a circuit rider librarian program that involved eight hospitals in Pennsylvania and eight hospitals in New York State.
My maternal great-grandfather was a circuit rider, one.
A former circuit rider and future governor, the Knoxville Unionist achieved national celebrity when he fled north.
However, Ulster's top motorcycle short circuit rider said: "I found the British Championship is no longer my scene and I would like to take in the American series.