Nonjurant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Nonjurant Nonjuring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nonjurant One of a faction in the Church of Scotland, about 1712, which refused to take the oath of abjuration pledging them to the support of the house of Hanover.
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Usage

In literature:

The nonjuring clergyman was a pensive and interesting old man, with much the air of a sufferer for conscience' sake.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Of all the nonjuring clergy he was the best qualified to discuss constitutional questions.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In this resolution he was encouraged by the nonjuring divines who attended him in his cell.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The nonjuring clergyman was a pensive and interesting old man, with much of the air of a sufferer for conscience' sake.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
John Hutton informed a friend that he was not less dangerous than Spinoza; and the opinion found an echo from the nonjuring sect.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
Upon this he at once joined the Nonjuring communion.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The nonjuring priests all retained their flocks.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
It was fanned into yet fiercer flame by the choice of successors to the nonjuring prelates.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The event of College interest was the fate of the nonjuring Fellows.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
Therefore, too, they clung to the nonjuring clergy.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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