nonjuror

[ non-joo r-er ]
/ nɒnˈdʒʊər ər /

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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