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kirk session

noun
  1. the lowest court of the Presbyterian Church
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  • "We shall probably be hauled up before the Kirk-session," said the Admiral.

    The Right Stuff

    Ian Hay

  • He was dragged before the kirk-session and severely cross-examined.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • No marvel that the Kirk-Session had to hear charges of drunkenness.

  • One half of the sum was borne by the kirk-session, and the other half by the town.

  • He had meantime formed an irregular intimacy with Jean Armour, for which he was censured by the Kirk-session.