What is NON-CONFORMIST?

In English law. One who refuses to comply with others; one who refuses to join in the established forms of worship. Non-conformists are of two sorts: (1) Such as absent themselves from divine worship in the Established Church through total irre- ligion, and attend the service of no other persuasion ; (2) such as attend the religious service of another persuasion. Whartou. Non consentit qui errat. Bract, fol. 44. He who mistakes does not conseut.

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