nonjuring definition

  • adjective:
    • Describing the bishops, clergy and congregations that declined to swear allegiance to William III of The united kingdomt.
    • Not swearing allegiance; -- placed on the celebration in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary, or their particular successors.
  • others:
    • Not swearing allegiance: an epithet applied to those clergymen and prelates in England who does not swear allegiance into the government following the change of 1688.

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