- 1 (Nonconformity) Nonconformists as a body, especially Protestants dissenting from the Anglican Church.More example sentences
- Through his Keswick ministry, he was keen to bridge something of the gulf between Anglicanism and Nonconformity.
- It was particularly manifested in Nonconformity in England (that is, groups such as Unitarians and Quakers), and in the ‘Moderate’ party in the Church of Scotland.
- The key representatives of English Nonconformity offered various understandings of the ‘verbal inspiration’ of the Bible, but most stopped short of claiming absolute textual inerrancy.
- 1.1The principles or practice of Nonconformists, especially Protestant dissent.More example sentences
- He was heir to a tradition that stretched back through Spurgeon to the puritan forefathers of nonconformity.
- He earned his doctorate from the New Orleans Baptist Seminary in Louisiana for studies in nonconformity, particularly focusing on Roger Williams.
- Mansbridge was an activist in the Battersea Co-operative Society, but abandoned his nonconformity for the local Anglican church, soon making contact with the clerical hierarchy at Westminster Abbey.
- 2Failure or refusal to conform to a prevailing rule or practice: youngsters are rejecting rebellion and nonconformity in favour of becoming ‘model citizens’ language difficulty will be seen in terms of nonconformity to standard waysMore example sentences
- As the author herself states, this book is decidedly not a study in nonconformity or rebellion.
- It may be that effeminate boys or boys exhibiting gender role nonconformity are more likely to be pursued by older men.
- Despite his talk about nonconformity, the author is decidedly conformist.
More definitions of nonconformityDefinition of nonconformity in:
- The US English dictionary