nonjuror
noun Date: 1691 a person refusing to take an oath especially of allegiance, supremacy, or abjuration; specifically one of the beneficed clergy in England and Scotland refusing to take an oath of allegiance to William and Mary or to their successors after the revolution of 1688

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  • Nonjuror — Non*ju ror, n. (Eng. Hist.) One of those adherents of James II. who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonjuror — [nänjoor′ər] n. 1. a person who refuses to take an oath, as one of allegiance 2. [N ] any of the clergymen of the Church of England who refused to take such an oath at the accession of William and Mary in 1689 nonjuring adj …   English World dictionary

  • nonjuror — /non joor euhr/, n. 1. a person who refuses to take a required oath, as of allegiance. 2. (often cap.) Eng. Hist. any of the clergymen of the Church of England who in 1689 refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary. [1685 95; NON + JUROR] *… …   Universalium

  • nonjuror — noun One who is not a juror …   Wiktionary

  • nonjuror — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dissenter, heretic, eccentric; see nonconformist , radical …   English dictionary for students

  • Nonjuror — noun historical a member of the clergy who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1689 …   English new terms dictionary

  • nonjuror — non·juror …   English syllables

  • nonjuror — non•ju•ror [[t]nɒnˈdʒʊər ər[/t]] n. 1) a person who refuses to take a required oath, as of allegiance 2) why (often cap.) a clergyman of the Church of England who refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary in 1689 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nonjuror — /nɒnˈdʒʊərə/ (say non joouhruh), / dʒurə/ (say joohruh) noun one of those members of the Church of England clergy who in 1689 refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonjuror — /nɒnˈdʒʊərə/ (say non joouhruh) noun someone who refuses to take a required oath, as of allegiance …   Australian English dictionary

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