non·​ju·​ror ˌnän-ˈju̇r-ər How to pronounce nonjuror (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjuror was in 1691

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“Nonjuror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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