Examples from the Web for nonconformists
Would the Nonconformists gird up their loins for the spiritual battle?The Soul of Susan Yellam|Horace Annesley Vachell
Nonconformists had almost learned to regard themselves as aliens, for so the legislature had taught them to consider themselves.
Delaune's Plea for the Nonconformists was very fatal to its author, and landed him in Newgate, where the poor man died.Books Fatal to Their Authors|P. H. Ditchfield
He was forward in making converts from the Roman Catholics and Nonconformists.
Between the nonconformists and the rigid conformists stood the Low Church party.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for nonconformists (1 of 2)
Derived Formsnonconformism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for nonconformists (2 of 2)
Derived FormsNonconformity or Nonconformism, noun
Culture definitions for nonconformists
Protestants in England in the seventeenth century and afterward who refused to belong to the Church of England, which was the established church (see also established church) for Protestants in the country. Many Protestant churches in the United States, such as the Congregationalists, are rooted in the teachings of the English Nonconformists. The Nonconformists are also called Dissenters.