ring, noun2

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Also with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Afrikaans ring ‘circle’, ‘presbytery’.
The group of Dutch Reformed congregations forming a regional presbytery (see quotation 1934). See also Ringkommissie.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 144Ring,..The congregations of the D.R.C. are divided into Church Districts or Circles, as fixed from time to time by the Synod, to ensure regular working of Church administration. These Rings are equivalent to the Scotch Presbyteries.
1934 Sunday Times 18 Feb. (Swart)The Pretoria Ring of the Dutch Reformed Church..has been in session during the past week.
1950 Cape Times 20 Sept. 16The dominees of the Ring.
1970 Sunday Times 15 Nov. 5Unfrocked Ds. asks court to set aside Ring’s ruling.
1974 Rand Daily Mail 28 Jan. 3He had lodged the complaint on orders from the Public Morals Commission of the Parow ring...The congregation of Parow North..falls under the jurisdiction of the Parow ring.
1990 Sunday Times 27 May 7He has been suspended for three months by the NG Kerk Ring commission in Vanderbijlpark.
The group of Dutch Reformed congregations forming a regional presbytery (see quotation 1934).
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