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date: 06 August 2020

Dissenters. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

In a religious context, those who separate themselves from the communion of the Established Church. Originally the term included RCs, but it is now usually restricted to Protestant Dissenters. It is occasionally used in contradistinction to ‘Nonconformists’ of those who not only dissent from the national Church as at present established, but disagree with the principle of established Churches.... ...

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