kirk

noun
\ˈkirk, ˈkərk \

Definition of kirk 

1 chiefly Scotland : church

2 capitalized : the national church of Scotland as distinguished from the Church of England or the Episcopal Church in Scotland

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an elder of the Kirk left Edinburgh early in the morning for St. John's Kirk in Perth

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First Known Use of kirk

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kirk

Middle English (northern dialect), from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice — more at church

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kirk

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English Language Learners Definition of kirk

the Kirk : the national church of Scotland

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