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Definition of "nonjuring" []

  • Describing the bishops, clergy and congregations that refused to swear allegiance to William III of England. (adjective)

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Use "nonjuring" in a sentence
  • "The surprising effect which had been produced by small means, in 1745 – 6, animated their hopes for more important successes, when the whole nonjuring interest of Britain, identified as it then was with great part of the landed gentlemen, should come forward to finish what had been gallantly attempted by a few Highland chiefs."
  • "Sherequired that the marriage be blessed by a nonjuring priest after a confession."
  • "We saw in one of its streets a remarkable proof of liberal toleration; a nonjuring clergyman, strutting about in his canonicals, with a jolly countenance and a round belly, like"