This bull was the basis of the inquisitorial process against the twenty-five recalcitrants.
There they stood, looking like two recalcitrants that would not.
He dismissed the recalcitrants promptly; but when it became a question of obtaining substitutes, it was not so easy.
In September the recalcitrants came before the King at Stirling.
Few, indeed, were the recalcitrants who could resist Amber's smiles, or her still more seductive sulkiness.
On the 19th, in accordance with this notice, the provisions of the recalcitrants were stopped.
These recalcitrants gradually formed themselves into two distinct bodies, one in Italy, and the other in southern France.
He evidently thought that it would be very wholesome if government should become incensed and severe with the recalcitrants.
The Emperor now abandoned the rôle of a mediator, and attempted to overawe the recalcitrants with threats.
The lists of converts were so long that there could scarcely remain in the kingdom more than a few thousand recalcitrants.
1823, from French récalcitrant, literally "kicking back" (17c.-18c.), past participle of recalcitrare "to kick back; be inaccessible," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin calcitrare "to kick," from calx (genitive calcis) "heel." Used from 1797 as a French word in English.