Antiburgher An`ti*burgh"er (-b[^u]rg"[~e]r), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who seceded from the Scottish Burghers (1747), deeming it improper to take the Burgess oath. [1913 Webster]

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  • antiburgher — an·ti·burgh·er …   English syllables

  • antiburgher — ˈanˌtīˌ , tē , tə̇ ; Scot ˈänti noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: anti (I) + burgher : a member of the party of the Scottish Secession Church that held that its members could not conscientiously take the burgess oath compare burgher …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Thomas M'Crie the Elder — For his eldest son, of the same name, see Thomas M Crie the Younger.Thomas M Crie (November, 1772 August 5, 1835) was a Scottish historian, writer, and preacher born in the town of Dunse, Berwickshire in November 1772. He was the eldest of a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Morton —    MORTON, a parish, in the county of Dumfries, 15 miles (N. W. by N.) from Dumfries; containing, with the village of Thornhill, and part of Carronbridge, 2161 inhabitants. The name of Morton, which is Anglo Saxon, signifies the stronghold or… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • auld licht — ˈȯlˌ(d)liḵt, ˈäl noun Usage: usually capitalized A&L Etymology: Scots, literally, old light : a member of one of those parties in the Scottish Secession churches, both Burgher and Antiburgher, that continued to hold to the principle of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • new licht — ˈnyüˌliḵt noun Usage: usually capitalized N&L Etymology: Scots, literally, new light : a member of one of the parties in the Scottish Secession Churches both Burgher and Antiburgher that supported the principle of voluntarism in opposition to… …   Useful english dictionary

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