Of or like a recusant.
A person who refuses to obey an established authority; specif., in England in the 16th to 18th cent., a Roman Catholic who refused to attend the services of the Church of England or to recognize its authority.
Any dissenter or nonconformist.
One of the Roman Catholics in England who incurred legal and social penalties in the 1500s and afterward for refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
A dissenter; a nonconformist.
(historical) Someone refusing to attend Church of England services, between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Anyone refusing to submit to authority or regulation.
Origin of recusant
From Latin recusare "˜refuse'.