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: one that holds the ecclesiastical and political doctrines of Richard Cameron and his followers who refused to recognize any civil government that did not explicitly admit that it derived its power from Jesus Christ, who were called Scottish Covenanters after 1680, and who later formed the Reformed Presbytery that in time became the Reformed Presbyterian Church


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: of or relating to Richard Cameron or the Cameronians

Word History



Richard Cameron †1680 Scottish religious leader + English -ian

First Known Use


1690, in the meaning defined above


1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cameronian was in 1689

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“Cameronian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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