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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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a person who refuses to take an oath, as of allegiance


(Historical Terms) any of a group of clergy in England and Scotland who declined to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1689
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(nɒnˈdʒʊər ər)

1. a person who refuses to take a required oath, as of allegiance.
2. (often cap.) a clergyman of the Church of England who refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary in 1689.
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Greenwood, a case in which the Supreme Court decided that jury verdicts could be impeached by nonjuror evidence showing that the juror lied during post-venire voir dire questioning.
Amhurst attacks "the furious, arbitrary, fallible-infallible Churchman, the passive, non-resisting, Rebellious Jacobite, and the insolent Assassinating Nonjuror" (sig.
Texas courts have interpreted "outside influence" to include only information not in evidence that has come from a nonjuror. Durbin v.
There are, to be sure, a few historical stumbles; for example, her claim that William "forgave" Jeremy Collier for his trespasses as a virulent nonjuror because of his moral stand against the theater is largely unsubstantiated and hardly plausible.
However, a nonjuror posted the comment "not guilty" on another juror's page in reference to the trial in which the juror was serving.
As early as 1679 Henry Dodwell, who would eventually become a Nonjuror, began to develop a highly exclusivist Anglican theology which in turn helped to shape the theology of the High Church party.
For example, parties could establish the suitability of an individual for jury service through voir dire; the court, counsel, and court personnel could observe the jury during trial; after a trial, a party could seek to impeach a verdict through nonjuror evidence of misconduct./d.
Professor Clark goes further than Professor Erskine-Hill in insisting that Johnson was a Nonjuror - that as a commoner at Oxford he could not have graduated without swearing the oath of allegiance, and that he left without taking a degree because he could not bring himself to do so.
Such an amendment of the statute not only makes possible the recording in the first instance, it also protects the parties from liability for reviewing the transcript, which arguably would be criminal under the current statute's prohibition of nonjuror observation of deliberations.
She immediately introduced herself to Anglican circles by presenting a book of juvenile religious poems to the former Archbishop of Canterbury and subsequent nonjuror William Sancroft, who may have provided her financial support; entering a circle of like-minded intellectual women and High Church prelates and their wives; and eventually setting in the house of Lady Catherine Jones, to whom two of her works are dedicated.
stamped with his Feet, beat his Face, tore his Hair, and uttered the most horrid Execrations" at the place of execution, "a Nonjuror, who had lent considerable Assistance to the Pretender's Cause, out of Principle; and was now lamenting the Consequences which the Success of it had brought on such honest Gentlemen as myself.