The acts imposing fines for recusancy, repealed in 1650, were later executed with great severity.
This refers to his commitments for recusancy, which had been frequent.
He was educated at Oxford, where, at the age of twenty, he was imprisoned for recusancy.
The fact was that Sir Nicholas had again been summoned for recusancy.
He published a general pardon of all penalties already incurred for recusancy.
All these are to be tilled by the slave regiments under the following penalties for recusancy.
A moment's retrogression will explain the young man's recusancy.
In the first year of his reign he remitted the recusancy fines (see p. 454).
What could they have done to me, said my brother, on account of my recusancy?
Thou hast a ready tongue, young mistress; and when tried for recusancy I warrant thou'lt give the judge a piece of thy mind.