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Five Mile Act

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The common name for the Nonconformists Act 1665 which prohibited clergymen who had refused to conform to the Act of Uniformity 1662 from preaching, teaching, or coming within five miles of a city, town, or parish where they had previously officiated, unless they took an oath not to try to alter the government of Church or State.

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