recusant


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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.

recusant

(ˈrɛkjʊzənt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in 16th to 18th century England) a Roman Catholic who did not attend the services of the Church of England, as was required by law
2. (Roman Catholic Church) (in 16th to 18th century England) a Roman Catholic who did not attend the services of the Church of England, as was required by law
3. any person who refuses to submit to authority
adj
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly, of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
5. (Roman Catholic Church) (formerly, of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
6. refusing to submit to authority
[C16: from Latin recūsāns refusing, from recūsāre from re- + causārī to dispute, from causa a cause]
ˈrecusance, ˈrecusancy n

rec•u•sant

(ˈrɛk yə zənt, rɪˈkyu zənt)
n.
1. (in 16th to 18th century England) a person, esp. a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England.
2. a person who refuses to submit, comply, etc.
adj.
3. of or characteristic of a recusant.
[1545–55; < Latin recūsant- (s. of recūsāns), present participle of recusāre to demur, object =re- re- + -cūsāre, v. derivative of causa cause]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recusant - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
beatnik, beat - a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
bohemian - a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
enfant terrible - a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
heretic - a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
maverick, rebel - someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
Adj.1.recusant - (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.recusant - refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
Translations

recusant

[ˈrekjʊzənt]
A. ADJrecusante
B. Nrecusante mf

recusant

adj (Rel Hist) → der/die sich weigert, dem anglikanischen Gottesdienst beizuwohnen; (fig liter)renitent
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My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
Joshua Rann, who gave out his bass notes with unusual complacency and threw an extra ray of severity into the glances he sent over his spectacles at the recusant Will Maskery.
Rizwan stated that due to the pressure and influence of the accused the witness was already made recusant.
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I think Shakespeare did have a recusant Catholic background.
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There's a working portcullis, last lowered in 1953 and arguably the world's smallest prison cell, which held recusant Catholic Alice Bowman at the time of Elizabeth I.
Samedi, le nouveau proces a tourne court, le juge se recusant et demandant que le dossier soit confie a un autre tribunal, au cours d'une breve premiere audience chaotique.