Five Mile Act

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(17 Car. II c. 2) Forbade dissenting ministers and school masters to live within five miles of any city or borough unless they took an oath not to alter the government of church or state. The act was ineffective.

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Editors. "Five Mile Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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