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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.
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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