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dissenters:

see nonconformistsnonconformists,
in religion, those who refuse to conform to the requirements (in doctrine or discipline) of an established church. The term is applied especially to Protestant dissenters from the Church of England.
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References in classic literature ?
He meant to show the High Churchmen how absurd and wicked was their desire to punish the Dissenters for worshiping God in their own way.
"I don't see why you should have been so surprised because I was a dissenter."
Thee dostna believe but what the dissenters and the Methodists have got the root o' the matter as well as the church folks."
A peasant would run away, a fashionable dissenter would run away, the flunkey of another man's thought, for you've only to show him the end of your little finger and he'll be ready to believe in anything for the rest of his life.
--besides several compositions in prose, purporting to be dialogues between the Emperor of China and an oyster, or the Archbishop of Canterbury and a dissenter on the subject of church-rates, but all having the same moral, namely, that the reader must make haste to Jarley's, and that children and servants were admitted at half-price.
'Indeed I have little doubt,' said Flora, running on with astonishing speed, and pointing her conversation with nothing but commas, and very few of them, 'that you are married to some Chinese lady, being in China so long and being in business and naturally desirous to settle and extend your connection nothing was more likely than that you should propose to a Chinese lady and nothing was more natural I am sure than that the Chinese lady should accept you and think herself very well off too, I only hope she's not a Pagodian dissenter.'
Viewing their religious liberties here, as held only by sufferance, yet bound to them by all the ties of conviction, and by all their sufferings for them, could they forbear to look upon every dissenter among themselves with a jealous eye?
'Then I have no doubt,' said Mrs Nickleby, 'that it was with him my great-grandfather went to school; for I know the master of his school was a dissenter, and that would, in a great measure, account for the Cock-lane Ghost's behaving in such an improper manner to the clergyman when he grew up.
Carpio and other 'partial dissenters' emphasized classic martial law doctrine.
The Duterte administration is implementing a "harass the dissenters, protect the plunderers" policy.
Some said it was classic of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not tolerating dissenters.
Nevertheless, Robredo said she laments the fact that dissenters are not welcome under the Duterte regime.