- failure or refusal to conform to a prevailing rule or practice.；lack of similarity in form or type.
- 1. failure or refusal to conform to a prevailing rule or practice.
- ▪ lack of similarity in form or type.
- 2. Nonconformists as a body, especially Protestants in England dissenting from the Anglican Church.
- ▪ the principles or practice of Nonconformists, especially Protestant dissent.