recusance


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recusance

recusancy. — recusant, adj.
See also: Religion, Renunciation
References in classic literature ?
To refuse to suffer is a sign of weakness rather than of courage, and, moreover, was it not a sort of recusance to take leave of life in despondency, an abjuration of the Christian faith which is based upon the sublime words of Jesus Christ: 'Blessed are they that mourn.
5 km of the Bishkek-Osh strategic road, actively calling for recusance to authorities and riots.
Another "South African connection" came in the form of a visit from Ellen Kuzwayo, who asked to interview Head and requested her to write the Foreword to her own autobiography Call Me Woman (Kuzwayo 1985)--an honour for Head and a sign of the respect she had earned for her interpretations of southern African societies, despite her recusance from particular political ideologies.