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 (nŏn-jo͝or′ər, -ôr′)
1. One who refuses to take an oath, as of allegiance.
2. Nonjuror A beneficed Anglican clergyman who refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary and their successors after the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

[non- + juror, one who takes an oath (obsolete).]

non·jur′ing adj.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast (of a clergyman, etc) refusing the oath of allegiance
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It was now monarchists and nonjuring clergy who had their "seditious and libelous" books and tracts printed in Switzerland, to be smuggled into France.
That morning I had received absolution from a nonjuring priest--the new term for one who has not yet forswom his allegiance to the Church.
It is certainly wrong to say that in the 1830s the Oxford Movement 'revived the old nonjuring tradition and sought to rediscover pre-Reformation theology' while 'that the doctrine of the Atonement yielded primacy to that of the Incarnation' or that in the 1860s-1880s 'most of the other (mainly Trinitarian) Dissenting sects followed the Church of England in abandoning strict evangelical doctrine'.
Former Parlement members, their families, and close associates accounted for nearly 97 percent of those arrested, while artisans, professionals, rural workers, and merchants accounted for less than 3 percent (excluding nonjuring priests, who always made up nearly half of all those arrested).
When the run of Tory success ended with the flight of James II, Burns argues that the Nonjuring Tories who would not accept William III's regime found it difficult to adapt the prodigy genre to their own oppositional purposes.
Baron, himself a nonjuring minister, had intervened to defend the provenance of the Eikon, lamenting the insinuations of the "Commonwealth Party" who, to his mind, had once again, as he put it, "Perted up very much." (33) Like Leslie before him, Baron, in his Regicides No Saints nor Martyrs, would employ the locale of hell as a means of at once constructing and condemning the "commonwealth" opponents of Stuart authority and authenticity.