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  • non-conformist — (n.) also nonconformist, 1610s, originally one who adhered to Church of England doctrine but not its practice, from NON (Cf. non ) + CONFORMIST (Cf. conformist). After their ejection under the Act of Uniformity (1662) the name passed to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • non-conformist — see nonconformist …   English dictionary

  • non-conformist — One who refuses to comply with others; one who refuses to join in the established forms of custom, belief, styles, usages, rules, etc …   Black's law dictionary

  • Samuel Jones (non-conformist) — Samuel Jones (1628 ndash; September 1697) was a Welsh nonconformist clergyman, who established an academy for educating dissenting ministers.LifeJones was born in Denbighshire, Wales, near Chirk Castle, in 1628. He matriculated at All Souls… …   Wikipedia

  • non-conformiste — [ nɔ̃kɔ̃fɔrmist ] n. et adj. • 1688; de l angl. nonconformist 1 ♦ Hist. Protestant qui n est pas conformiste. Adj. Doctrine, église non conformiste. ⇒ dissident. 2 ♦ Par ext. (1830) Personne qui ne se conforme pas aux usages établis, aux opinions …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • non — non·bank; non·belligerent; non·book; non·combatant; non·combustible; non·committal; non·conformist; non·de·script; non·effective; non·essential; non·existent; non·immune; non·interventionist; non·ionic; non·ju·rant; non·literate; non·metallic;… …   English syllables

  • Non-conformists of the 1930s — Not to be confused with Nonconformism. The Non Conformists of the 1930s refers to a nebula of groups and individuals during the inter war period in France which was looking for new solutions to face the political, economical and social crisis.… …   Wikipedia

  • non·con·form·ist — /ˌnɑːnkənˈfoɚrmıst/ noun, pl ists [count] : a person who does not behave the way most people behave : someone who does not conform He was a nonconformist in college but now wears a three piece suit to work every day. They were stubborn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Conformist — For the film see The Conformist (film). The Conformist ( Il conformista ) is a novel by Alberto Moravia published in 1951, which details the life and desire for normalcy of a government official during Italy s fascist period. It is also known for …   Wikipedia

  • nonconformist — non·conformist …   English syllables

  • nonconformist — /non keuhn fawr mist/, n. 1. a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas. 2. (often cap.) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter. [1610 20; NON + CONFORMIST] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

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