recusant

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See also: récusant

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin recūsans, recūsāntis, from recūsō (I refuse, decline; I object to; I protest). See recuse.

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Noun[edit]

recusant (plural recusants)

  1. (historical) Someone refusing to attend Church of England services, between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
  2. Anyone refusing to submit to authority or regulation.

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recusant

  1. pertaining to a recusant or to recusancy
    • 1981, Donald Kagan, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition:
      Still, to disobey a direct order in the field is no small matter in any circumstances, and especially in Sparta. The recusant captains must have known how dangerous their defiance was to them, yet they risked it.

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Verb[edit]

recūsant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of recūsō