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CAMERONIAN, n. and adj.

1. n. A follower of the doctrines of Richard Cameron, a noted Scottish Covenanter; a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Hist. Sc. a.1715 G. Burnet Hist. Own Time (1724) I. 511:
The guards fell upon a party of them whom they found in arms, where Cameron one of their furious teachers, (from whom they were also called Cameronians) was killed.
Sc. 1717 D. de Foe Memoirs Church Scot. (1848) iii. 85:
If they heard casually but the least Report of a Man that he was a Whig or a Cameronian (for so they began now to be called) their way of Process was . . . to . . . drag him immediately out to the Street, and shoot him.
Sc. 1816 Scott O. Mortality xxi.:
But the tenets of the wilder sect, called, from their leader Richard Cameron, by the name of Cameronians, went the length of disowning the reigning monarch.

2. adj. Pertaining to the Reformed Presbyterian Church. wm.Sc. 1835–1837 Laird of Logan II. 207:
At a twa-handed crack, he's as grave and sedate as a Cameronian elder.
Kcb. 1894 S. R. Crockett Raiders v.:
Then I minded that the Maxwells of Craigdarroch . . . and even the dour Cameronian father, were said to be deeper in the Gentle Traffic, as it was called, than any others in the locality.

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"Cameronian n., adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Feb 2020 <>



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