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nonjuror

[ non-joor-er ]
/ nɒnˈdʒʊər ər /
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noun

a person who refuses to take a required oath, as of allegiance.
(often initial capital letter)English History. any of the clergymen of the Church of England who in 1689 refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary.

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Origin of nonjuror

First recorded in 1685–95; non- + juror
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British Dictionary definitions for nonjuror (1 of 2)

nonjuror
/ (ˌnɒnˈdʒʊərə) /

noun

a person who refuses to take an oath, as of allegiance

British Dictionary definitions for nonjuror (2 of 2)

Nonjuror
/ (ˌnɒnˈdʒʊərə) /

noun

any of a group of clergy in England and Scotland who declined to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1689
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