nonjuring

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

Definition of nonjuring

: 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

First Known Use of nonjuring

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nonjuring

non- + Latin jurare to swear — more at jury

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“Nonjuring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjuring. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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