General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

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Instituted in 1560 and meeting annually from the 18th cent., its constitution declares it to be the supreme court of a national church. Its national standing is symbolized by the attendance of the lord high commissioner (or the monarch), its freedom of action by that commissioner's place in a gallery outside assembly bounds.

Subjects: British History.

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