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- adj. Describing the bishops, clergy and congregations that refused to swear allegiance to William III of England.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not swearing allegiance; -- applied to the party in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary, or their successors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not swearing allegiance: an epithet applied to those clergymen and prelates in England who would not swear allegiance to the government after the revolution of 1688.
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