Simple Definition of nonconformity
: failure or refusal to behave the way most people behave : failure or refusal to conform
Full Definition of nonconformity
1 a : failure or refusal to conform to an established church b often capitalized : the movement or principles of English Protestant dissent c often capitalized : the body of English Nonconformists
2 : refusal to conform to an established or conventional creed, rule, or practice
3 : absence of agreement or correspondence
Examples of nonconformity in a sentence
As a teenager, he was embarrassed by his parents' nonconformity.
<an artistic movement that doesn't tolerate nonconformity>
First Known Use of nonconformity
Legal Definition of nonconformity
1 : failure to conform to or comply with something (as contract requirements) <a lessee may revoke acceptance of a lot…whose nonconformity substantially impairs its value — Uniform Commercial Code>
2 : a particular aspect in which something is nonconforming <cannot revoke an acceptance he made with knowledge of a nonconformity — J. J. White and R. S. Summers>
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