Auld Licht

noun

ˈȯlˌ(d)liḵt,
ˈäl-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Scots, literally, old light

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“Auld Licht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Auld%20Licht. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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