non·con·form·i·ty / ˌnänkənˈfôrmitē/ • n. 1. failure or refusal to conform to a prevailing rule or practice. ∎ lack of similarity in form or type. 2. (Nonconformity) Nonconformists as a body, esp. Protestants in England dissenting from the Anglican Church. ∎ the principles or practice of Nonconformists, esp. Protestant dissent.
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