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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unkirk, v. [Kirk n.] tr., reflex. Of the Church: To disband or dissolve itself. — 1600-1610 Melvill 536.
In overthrowing the estaiblischit estait of the Kirk, by such conventiouns as sould beir the name of a generall assemblie, and so by hir selff to kill [Adv. MS. unkirk] and undoe hir selff!

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