Act of the Eng. parliament under Charles II (163085; king 166085) excluding Dissenters* from municipal corporations. Fell into desuetude after 1718, when the Occasional Conformity and Schism acts were repealed (Occasional Conformity Act: passed 1711 to prevent Dissenters* from receiving Communion in the Angl. Ch. in order to qualify for govt. posts; Schism Act: passed 1714 to prevent Dissenters from keeping schools or engaging in tuition). Repealed 1828. See also Test Act.
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