nonjuror

noun
non·​ju·​ror | \ ˌnän-ˈju̇r-ər How to pronounce nonjuror (audio) , -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

First Known Use of nonjuror

1691, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonjuror.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjurors. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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