from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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