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.
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Full provision is made for Catholics and Nonconformists desiring to attend the services of their respective bodies.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Two wide-reaching limitations of the principle of tolerance intervened to close the gate against other Nonconformists than these.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The Americans and English Nonconformists are very busy, however, and talk somewhat largely of the results of their labours.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
A new monthly magazine, adapted to meet the wants of the advanced section of the Nonconformists, has been announced.
The nonconformists remained in the church and continued their efforts to subvert its episcopal system.