nonjuror

noun non·ju·ror \ ˌnän-ˈju̇r-ər , -ˈju̇r-ˌȯr \

Definition of nonjuror

: a person refusing to take an oath especially of allegiance, supremacy, or abjuration; specifically : one of the beneficed clergy in England and Scotland refusing to take an oath of allegiance to William and Mary or to their successors after the revolution of 1688

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1691

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