Definition of kirkmaster in English:

kirkmaster

noun

  • 1historical In northern English: = "churchwarden". Compare churchmaster .

  • 2Scottish In certain Scottish cities: an elected officer of an incorporated craft or trade having responsibility for the upkeep of a chapel or altar belonging to that association. Compare "deacon". historical and rare after 16th cent.

  • 3Scottish An officer appointed by a kirk session to administer the secular (especially financial) affairs of a Presbyterian church.

Origin

Late Middle English. From kirk + master.

Pronunciation

kirkmaster

/ˈkəːkˌmɑːstə/ /ˈkəːkˌmastə/