dissenter

Part of speech: noun

One who dissents, as from an established church; a non conformist.

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Usage examples "dissenter":

  1. Don't you remember, when you were thinking of exchanging Warpington for that Scotch living, he said he knew you would not do it because with your feeling towards Dissent you would never go to a country where you would be a Dissenter yourself?" - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. Mr. and Mrs. Gresley had just started for the church, Mr. Gresley looking worn and harassed, for since luncheon he had received what he called " a perfectly unaccountable letter" from one of his principal parishioners, a Dissenter, who had been present at the morning service, and who Mr. Gresley had confidently hoped might have been struck by the sermon. - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
  3. Literally, there is in our land no career for a Dissenter. - "The Religious Life of London", J. Ewing Ritchie.