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Refusal to conform to the doctrines, polity, or discipline of any Established Church. The word is now used of all dissenters from the C of E, especially those of Protestant sympathy; these include the Presbyterians (in England) and the Congregationalists (now mainly united in the United Reformed Church), the Methodists, Quakers, and Baptists.

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