nonconformity

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noun non·con·for·mi·ty \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Definition of nonconformity

  1. 1a :  failure or refusal to conform to an established churchb often capitalized :  the movement or principles of English Protestant dissentc often capitalized :  the body of English Nonconformists

  2. 2 :  refusal to conform to an established or conventional creed, rule, or practice

  3. 3 :  absence of agreement or correspondence

Examples of nonconformity in a sentence

  1. As a teenager, he was embarrassed by his parents' nonconformity.

  2. an artistic movement that doesn't tolerate nonconformity

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First Known Use of nonconformity

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NONCONFORMITY Defined for English Language Learners

nonconformity

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noun non·con·for·mi·ty \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Definition of nonconformity for English Language Learners

  • : failure or refusal to behave the way most people behave : failure or refusal to conform


Law Dictionary

nonconformity

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noun non·con·for·mi·ty \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Legal Definition of nonconformity

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nonconformities

  1. 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. 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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