Grayson (Louis),1903–1997, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1953–68.
a male given name.
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Word Origin for kirk
C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice church
the Kirk informal the Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)
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c.1200, northern England and Scottish dialectal form of church, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kirkja "church," from Old English cirice (see church).
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