recusancy


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rec·u·sant

 (rĕk′yə-zənt, rĭ-kyo͞o′-)
n.
1. 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.
2. A dissenter; a nonconformist.

rec′u·san·cy n.
rec′u·sant adj.

recusancy

resistance to authority or refusal to conform, especially in religious matters, used of English Catholics who refuse to attend the services of the Church of England. Also recusance.recusant, n., adj.
See also: Renunciation
resistance to authority or refusal to conform, especially in religious matters, used of English Catholics who refuse to attend the services of the Church of England. Also recusance. — recusant, n., adj.
See also: Catholicism
resistance to authority or refusal to conform, especially in religious matters, used of English Catholics who refuse to attend the services of the Church of England. Also called recusance. — recusant, n., adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recusancy - refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
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It was as much injured by its charges in fitting out an armament against the Spaniards, during the time of the Armada, as by the fines and confiscations levied on it by Elizabeth for harbouring of priests, obstinate recusancy, and popish misdoings.
Great Britain tolerates dissent from the national church, but does not recognize the right of dissent; and barbarous laws against recusancy still disgrace her statute-books, though rarely enforced.
Elizabeth Hastings, the mother of Francis Beaumont Senior and grandmother of Francis Beaumont Junior, battled against the recusancy laws in the 1580s, refusing to pay her fines.
The need for opposition to recusancy is prominent in Daborne's thinking, while the sermon ends with a warm allusion to the "memory of Elizabeth" followed by a tribute to "our Solomon"--that is, to King James.
What is it in her dialogue with Parolles that alters her tone from despairing recusancy in her first soliloquy to confident, moral purposiveness in her second?
Furthermore, the claims of Johns impassioned recusancy are undermined by the fact that seven of his children were baptised in the reformed rites, and that as the Chamberlain of Stratford he was complicit in the iconoclastic defacing and destruction of the material reminders of Catholicism (p.
In 1580, she married Thomas Fitzherbert (1552-1640), who had been imprisoned for recusancy in 1572, after he had been at Oxford University (in 1568) and come under the influence of Edmund Campion.
Modern scholars such as Hugh Aveling have speculated that the play was specially written for the troupe by clerics associated with the nearby Grosmont Priory, Whitby, a well-known centre of recusancy (290).
Almost nothing is known about his wife, apart from his one mention of her to Drummond as "a shrew yet honest" (102) and their linking in a charge of recusancy immediately following the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot (228); after 1619, Donaldson can say only that Jonson was either living apart from his wife or she was dead.
Matters of social status, gender, and geography; Reformation, recusancy, and puritan opposition to recreations and pastimes; literacy, orality, and memory, are all woven into a rich synthesis of historical evidence.
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