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NONCONFO’RMITY. n.s.

NONCONFO'RMITY. n.s.

NONCONFO’RMITY. n.s. [non and conformity.]
I. Refusal of compliance.
The will of our maker, whether discovered by reason or
revelation, carries the highest authoirty with it; a confor-
mity or nonconformity to it, determins their actions to be
morally good or evil.  Watt’s Logick.
2. Refusal to join in the established religion.
Since the liturgy, rites, and ceremonies of our church, are
so much struck at, and all upon a plea of conscience, it will
concern us to examine the force of this plea, which our ad-
versaries are still setting up as the grand pillar and butteress
of nonconformity. South’s Sermons.
The lady will plead toleration which allows her non-
conformity in this particular.  Addison’s Spectator.