DRC, noun

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Also D.R.C.
Initial letters of Dutch Reformed Church: see note at Dutch Reformed. Also attributive.
1971 Daily Dispatch 20 May 8Those DRC ministers who refused to pray for those men who were fighting for their country in the Second World War.
1982 Reader Dec. 9This year there was a conference in Canada of all DRC churches in the world...The Sendingskerk asked all the churches of the world not to talk to or mix with the white DRC of South Africa. They said the white DRC supported apartheid.
1983 F.E.O’B. Geldenhuys in Optima Vol.31 No.3, 149One must start by dispelling the myth that the DRC is the official state church in South Africa.
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 88The confession of the sins of apartheid by the session of the DRC Synod at Bloemfontein in October 1990 should be seen as a spiritual watershed.
1994 G. Dominy in Natal Witness 8 Jan. 4The young English-speaker..attended the Dutch Reformed Church on a fairly regular basis and..was asked to become an ‘ouderling’. After much soul-searching he went to the chief ouderling and tried to decline the honour on the grounds he was not a member of the DRC, was too busy, granny was unwell, etc.
Initial letters of Dutch Reformed Church: see note at Dutch Reformed. Also attributive.
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