Dutch Reformed, adjectival phrase

Of or pertaining to the main-stream Afrikaans Calvinist churches; DR; Reformed. See also Dutch Church (Dutch adjective sense 2).
Note:
The family of Dutch Reformed churches consists of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (see NGK sense 1) and its associated churches, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (Dutch Reformed Mission Church, see Sendingkerk), the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, see NGK sense 2), and the Reformed Church of Africa (formerly the Indian Reformed Church), as well as the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk in Afrika (see Hervormde) and the Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika (see Gereformeerde). The term ‘Dutch Reformed Church’ is most often used to refer to the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk. During 1994 the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk and the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika amalgamated to form the United Reform Church of Southern Africa. See also DRC.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 75Mr. Murray..is of the Church of Scotland, which in doctrine and discipline corresponds almost entirely with the Dutch Reformed communion.
1988 K. Brynard in Star 28 May 11There was..an idyllic vision of a political solution (to the black problem) through separate development, morally boosted by the Dutch Reformed churches.
Of or pertaining to the main-stream Afrikaans Calvinist churches; DR; Reformed.

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