The strictest sect of Scotch Presbyterians, organised in
1680, by Richard Cameron, who was slain in battle at Aird's Moss in
1680. He objected to the alliance of Church and State. In 1876 most of
the Cameronians were merged in the Free Church. In history the
Cameronians are generally called the Covenanters.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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