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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How to use nonjuror in a sentence
Six months, to be reckoned from that day, were allowed to the nonjuror for reconsideration.
Such men, it is evident, were not likely to see the Revolution in the light in which it appeared to an Oxonian nonjuror.
The nonjuror in whose favour Johnson made this exception was Charles Leslie.
In many parts of England a nonjuror could not show himself without great risk of being insulted.
Cornbury was a tool of Marlborough, and was the son of a nonjuror and of a notorious plotter.
British Dictionary definitions for nonjuror (1 of 2)
a person who refuses to take an oath, as of allegiance
British Dictionary definitions for Nonjuror (2 of 2)
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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