Definition of nonconformist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːnkənˈfɔːrmɪst//
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  1. 1Nonconformist (in England and Wales) a member of a Protestant Church that does not follow the beliefs and practices of the Church of England Culture For example, members of the Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches, or of the United Reformed Church, are all Nonconformists. Members of independent groups such as the Quakers, the Plymouth Brethren, and the Salvation Army are also referred to as Nonconformists. In Scotland, where the Presbyterian Church is the official one, members of any other church, including members of the Church of England, are considered Nonconformists. compare Free Church
  2. 2a person who does not follow normal ways of thinking or behaving

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