nonjuring

adjective

non·​jur·​ing ˌnän-ˈju̇r-iŋ How to pronounce nonjuring (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

non- + Latin jurare to swear — more at jury

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjuring was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Nonjuring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjuring. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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