(1923-1974) New Zealand Labour politician, prime minister 1972–74. He entered parliament 1957 and led the Labour Party from 1964. During his office as prime minister he withdrew New Zealand troops from the Vietnam War and attempted to block French nuclear tests in the Pacific.
ETYM Scot.; cf. Icel. kirkja, of Greek origin. Related to Church.
1. A Scottish church.
1. The national church of Scotland as distinguished from the Church of England or the Episcopal Church in Scotland.