Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to Richard Cameron (see II.) or to the Cameronians: as, a Cameronian clergyman.
- n. One of the followers of Richard Cameron in Scotland, who refused to accept the indulgence granted to the Presbyterian clergy in the persecuting times of Charles II., lest by so doing they should be understood to recognize his ecclesiastical authority. They were known at first as The Societies, but were afterward organized as the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland, most of which in 1876 was merged in the Free Church.
- n. plural A name given to the 26th regiment of British infantry, from its having been originally composed of the Cameronians who flocked to Edinburgh during the revolution of 1688. Their nucleus consisted of the men who fought under Richard Cameron at Aird's Moss in 1680, when he was killed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A follower of the Rev. Richard Cameron, a Scotch Covenanter of the time of Charles II.
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