Definition of non-practising in English:

Share this entry


(US non-practicing)


1Brought up as a member of a particular religion but not following its rules and practices: a non-practising Catholic
More example sentences
  • The 48-year-old Smith, who considers himself a nonpracticing Catholic, has been on a remarkable journey himself.
  • At least a third of these, however, are nonpracticing Catholics.
  • These issues included Maurice and her having different religious beliefs - he was a nonpracticing Muslim; she was a devout Christian.
2Not currently practising one’s profession: a non-practising lawyer
More example sentences
  • Consequently, harm-reduction approaches are utilized only for the nonpracticing physician.
  • He is a nonpracticing doctor of veterinary medicine who has spent most of his adult life climbing all over the world's highest mountains.
  • I don't know this from personal knowledge, but I'm a nonpracticing lawyer, I used to teach law.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: non-practis¦ing

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.