Auld Licht

noun
\ ˈȯlˌ(d)liḵt, ˈäl-\

Definition of Auld Licht

: a member of one of those parties in the Scottish Secession churches, both Burgher and Antiburgher, that continued to hold to the principle of the connection between church and state in opposition to the voluntarism of the New Lichts

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History and Etymology for Auld Licht

Scots, literally, old light

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