Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A numerous and respectable class of dissenters from the church of Scotland who were originally connected with the associate presbytery; but, some difference of sentiment arising about the lawfulness of taking the Burgess oath, a separation ensued in 1739; in consequence of which, those who pleaded for the affirmative obtained the appellation of Burgher, and their opponents that of Antiburgher Seceders.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Burgher Seceders'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/b/burgher-seceders.html. 1802.