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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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An opprobrious term mainly applied to those who disagree in matters of doctrine and practice accepted by the Established Church of England. Since about 1850 the term has been included under the more urbane title of "Non-conformists."

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