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non·con·form·ist

 (nŏn′kən-fôr′mĭst)
n.
1. One who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices.
2. often Nonconformist A member of a Protestant church not observing the doctrines, usage, or polity of a national or established church, especially the Church of England.

non′con·form′ist adj.
non′con·form′ism n.

nonconformism

1. the state or practice of nonadherence to an established church or its doctrine, discipline, or polity.
2. (cap.) the condition of a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenterism. — nonconformist, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
a deliberate and conscious refusal to conform to conventional practices or patterns of behavior. — nonconformist, n.nonconformity, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonconformism - a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
conformism, conformity - orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
2.nonconformism - the practice of nonconformity
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Translations

nonconformism

[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪzəm] Ninconformismo m

Nonconformism

[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪzm] n (Brit) (Rel) → movimento protestante

nonconformism

[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪzm] nanticonformismo
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The non conformist minister''''s son from Anglesey turned to politics after a career in newspaper and broadcast journalism.
The celebrations at Trinity Church Honley are to mark the amalgamation of three non conformist churches in the village 40 years ago.
The Rev W G Corke said he objected to the rate because it violated his right as a citizen and Non Conformist.