tulchan

(redirected from Tourkin bishop)

tulchan

(ˈtʌlxən)
n
the skin of a calf placed next to a cow to induce it to give milka bishop appointed to that position by the Regent of Scotland in the 1570s and acting for him by appropriating church funds for other purposes, or a similar official holding office as a substitute for another
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