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nonjuring

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adjective non·jur·ing \ˈnän-ˈju̇r-iŋ\

Definition of nonjuring

  1. :  not swearing allegiance —used especially of a member of a party in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary or to their successors



Origin and Etymology of nonjuring

non- + Latin jurare to swear — more at jury


First Known Use: 1691


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