circuit rider


Definition of circuit rider

: a clergyman assigned to a circuit especially in a rural area

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Recent Examples on the Web Besides these, she is preceded in death by a host of colorful ancestors from circuit riders to French aristocrats to brewers., "Deaths in South Florida: 10/27," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of circuit rider

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Circuit rider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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