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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A member of the conservative party in the Church of Scotland in the latter part of the 18th century.
  • Same as burgher, n., 2.


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  • Though the uninvited slunk away sorrowfully, the entertainment provided at Auld Licht houses of mourning was characteristic of a stern and sober sect.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • When the Auld Licht children grew up, too, they crowed over those of their fellows whose christening had been deferred until a comparatively late date, and the mothers who had needlessly missed a Sabbath for long afterwards hung their heads.

    Auld Licht Idylls


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