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  • n. A faction of the Scottish Presbyterian Church that refused to take the Burgess Oath in 1747; since reunited.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who seceded from the Scottish Burghers (1747), deeming it improper to take the Burgess oath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of one of the two sections into which the Scotch Secession Church was split in 1747, by a controversy on the lawfulness of accepting a clause in the oath required to be taken by burgesses declaratory of “their profession and allowance of the true religion professed within the realm and authorized by the laws thereof.”


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