Then she told us of new crueller devices intended against the Friends, and, indeed, against all nonconforming folks.
The conforming and nonconforming priests were disputing the altars.
The history of many a nonconforming Church would be the best defence of its existence, and the best evidence of its vitality.
Among the nonconforming bodies, the Baptists are by far the most numerous here.
They will never prefer the interest of their nonconforming party, before the interest of christianity, or the public good.
It is the only case in a nonconforming place we have yet had to notice in which there is a weekly celebration.
Some of the nonconforming clergy took the oath upon this construction.
But there stayed behind Puritan and nonconforming minds in the bodies of many parishioners.
Besides, I am told that she belongs to the nonconforming order of pious people.
These opportune tears shed by her nonconforming child should make their stay good for another two months at least.
mid-14c., confourmen, from Old French conformer "conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable" (13c.), from Latin conformare "to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify," from com- "together" (see com-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)).
Sense of "to comply with the usages of the Church of England" is from 1610s; hence conformist (1630s), opposed to non-conformist or dissenter. Related: Conformance; conformed; conforming.