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Definition of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

 
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the group of people governing the Church of Scotland. It consists of ministers (= priests) and other officials who are elected by members of the Church. It is responsible for important decisions affecting the Church. The group meets every year for a week, and has done so almost every year since 1560. see also Moderator of the Church of Scotland