• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intrusionist One who intrudes; especially, one who favors the appointment of a clergyman to a parish, by a patron, against the wishes of the parishioners.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intrusionist One who intrudes, or favors intrusion; specifically, one of those in the Established Church of Scotland who denied the right of a parish or congregation to resist or object to the settlement or appointment of an obnoxious minister by a patron. The exercise of this right of presenting or appointing a minister against the wishes of the congregation led to much controversy, and was one of the causes of the disruption in 1843, when the non-intrusionists formed themselves into the Free Church of Scotland. Church patronage was abolished in Scotland in 1874. See non-intrusionist and patronage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Intrusionist one who intrudes, esp. one of those who, before the Scotch Disruption of 1843, refused a parish the right of objecting to the settlement of an obnoxious minister by a patron:—opp. to Non-intrusionist
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. in, in, trudĕre, trusum, to thrust.


In literature:

If not, then why quarrel with the Non-intrusionists?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
Non-intrusionists, secession of the, from church of Scotland, 221.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
He gave his opinion as to what would satisfy the Non-Intrusionists.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton