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From non- +‎ juror.



nonjuror (plural nonjurors)

  1. (historical, Anglicanism) Someone who refuses to swear a particular oath, specifically a clergyman who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1689. [from 17th c.]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, III:
      Accident brought her into the Company of a Couple of Clergymen, disguised in Secular Habits, The one was a Venerable Old Nonjuror, the other, the Reverend Dr..... Dean of — [...].
    • c. 1793, Edward Gibbon, Memoirs, Penguin 1990, p. 55:
      The character of a nonjuror which he maintained to the last is a sufficient evidence of his principles in Church and State [] .
  2. One who is not a juror. [from 19th c.]

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