Definition of nonconformity
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 : 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
NONCONFORMITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonconformity for English Language Learners
: failure or refusal to behave the way most people behave : failure or refusal to conform
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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