Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scotland, an officer who officially records the transactions and keeps the books and documents of a kirk session.

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Examples

  • He was session-clerk and clerk-depute of presbytery.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • There was a band of us in Kirkcaple, lads of my own age, including Archie Leslie, the son of my father's session-clerk, and Tam Dyke, the provost's nephew.

    Prester John

  • Zion -- she referred to my father, who was not only precentor but also session-clerk, and could by no means be said to sit at ease -- she supposed anything was good enough.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • Owing to some misunderstanding between the minister of the parish and the session-clerk, the precenting in church devolved on my father, who was the senior elder.

    Anecdotes of Dogs

  • Whereupon the two elders and the session-clerk adjourned to the manse, in which Mr. Snodgrass, during the absence of the incumbent, had taken up his abode.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • Had there not been some prethought of this kind, it was not indeed probable, that both the helper and session-clerk of Garnock could have been there together, in a party, where it was an understood thing, that not only

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • There was a band of us in Kirkcaple, lads of my own age, including Archie Leslie, the son of my father’s session-clerk, and Tam Dyke, the provost’s nephew.

    Prester John

  • It may be therefore affirmed, that the multiplication of the means of subsistence is an effect of the multiplication of population, for the one is augmented in quantity, by the skill and care of the other, "said Mr. Snodgrass, seizing with avidity this opportunity of stating what he thought on the subject, although his auditors were but the session-clerk, and two elders of a country parish.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

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