[rek-yuh-zuh n-see, ri-koo-]
- the state of being recusant.
- obstinate refusal or opposition.
Origin of recusancy
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Examples from the Web for recusancy
This refers to his commitments for recusancy, which had been frequent.
What could they have done to me, said my brother, on account of my recusancy?
A moment's retrogression will explain the young man's recusancy.Vassall Morton
The fact was that Sir Nicholas had again been summoned for recusancy.By What Authority?
Robert Hugh Benson
All these are to be tilled by the slave regiments under the following penalties for recusancy.