recusancy

[ rek-yuh-zuh n-see, ri-koo- ]
/ ˈrɛk yə zən si, rɪˈku- /

noun

the state of being recusant.
obstinate refusal or opposition.

Origin of recusancy

First recorded in 1555–65; recus(ant) + -ancy
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