noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect), from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice — more at church Date: 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish 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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