Auld licht


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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) A member of the conservative party in the Church of Scotland in the latter part of the 18th century.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Or I see him setting off to church, for he was a great 'stoop' of the Auld Licht kirk, and his mouth is very firm now as if there were a case of discipline to face, but on his way home he is bowed with pity.
She was her grandfather's companion, and thus he wrote of her death, this stern, self-educated Auld Licht with the chapped hands:-
Muir stood apart from the mainstream of Enlightenment, a representative rather of Auld Licht tendencies in eighteenth-century Scottish churchmanship and university politics.
This of course split the protestant church into two--Church of Scotland and the large break-away Free Church with two smaller secessions, The Auld Licht Church and the Wes Free Church--all still preaching infallibility and total Sabattarianism.
His first successful book, Auld Licht Idylls (1888), contained sketches of life in Kirriemuir, as did the stories in A Window in Thrums (1889).