Recusant definitions

rĕk'yə-zənt, rĭ-kyo͝o'-
Of or like a recusant.
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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.
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Any dissenter or nonconformist.
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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.
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A dissenter; a nonconformist.
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(historical) Someone refusing to attend Church of England services, between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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Anyone refusing to submit to authority or regulation.
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Pertaining to a recusant or to recusancy.
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Origin of recusant

From Latin recusare "˜refuse'.