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Occasional Conformity Act


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1711.

This Act prevented nonconformists from taking communion in an Anglican church to qualify for national and municipal office according to the Corporation and Test Acts. Three previous attempts (1702, 1703, and 1704) had failed because the large Tory majority in the Commons (who aimed at depriving the Whigs of the electoral support of the nonconformists) had been frustrated by the Whig majority in the Lords. The Act was repealed in 1719.

Subjects: Christianity — British History.


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