Hervormde, adjective

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘reformed’, elliptical for Nederduits Hervormde Kerk in Afrika Dutch Reformed Church in Africa.
Of or pertaining to the Nederduits Hervormde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa), which was established in 1859, and is one of the family of Dutch Reformed churches; Ned Herv. Usually in the phrases Hervormde Church, Hervormde Kerk /- ˈkɛrk/ [Afrikaans, kerk church], a shortened name for this church; Ned Herv Kerk, see Ned Herv.
Note:
See note at Dutch Reformed.
1931 H.C. Bosman in S. Gray Makapan’s Caves (1987) 108There were present members of both Dutch Churches, the Hervormde and the Gereformeerde, and the minister gave out only psalms, as he did not wish to antagonise the Doppers, who do not sing hymns.
1946 S. Cloete Afr. Portraits 70Many of the Hervormde Reformed Church had accused Kruger with meddling...Whoever was not a member of the Hervormde Church was not a fully qualified burgher, they said.
1974 S. Afr. Panorama Apr. 9Only one denomination had a church there — the Hervormde Kerk in which the renowned Rev. Andrew Murray preached on more than one occasion.
1982 C. Freimond in E. Prov. Herald 31 Aug. 2The Hervormde Kerk was the least willing of the Afrikaans churches to admit blacks with only 8,5 per cent of members willing to let them join and 17,7 per cent in favour of them as visitors.
1990 Sunday Times 21 Oct. 11Three churches — the NG Kerk, Hervormde Kerk and the Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk — minister to the community’s spiritual needs.
Of or pertaining to the Nederduits Hervormde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa), which was established in 1859, and is one of the family of Dutch Reformed churches; Ned Herv. Usually in the phrasesHervormde Church, Hervormde Kerk- ˈkɛrk, kerk church, a shortened name for this church; Ned Herv Kerk, see Ned Herv.
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