Simple Definition of kirk
the Kirk : the national church of Scotland
Full Definition of kirk
1 chiefly Scottish : church
2 capitalized : the national church of Scotland as distinguished from the Church of England or the Episcopal Church in Scotland
Examples of kirk
an elder of the Kirk
<left Edinburgh early in the morning for St. John's Kirk in Perth>
Origin of kirk
Middle English (northern dialect), from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice — more at church
First Known Use: 12th century
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