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non-practising

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(US non-practicing)

Definition of non-practising in English:

adjective

1Brought up as a member of a particular religion but not following its rules and practices: a non-practising Catholic
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  • He had been a non-practicing Christian for many years and, like me, was content just to believe in one God.
  • I am currently a non-practicing Catholic.
  • In October, our parish will launch a new program designed to reach out to non-practicing, English-speaking Catholics in our area.
2Not currently practising one’s profession: a non-practising lawyer
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  • After things began to get a little warm, he "retired," passing himself off first as a non-practicing doctor and then a lawyer.
  • I, a non-practising architect, was chairman.
  • The Law Almanac used to actually contain a list of non-practising barristers, as I recollect.

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