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recusancy

[rek-yuh-zuh n-see, ri-koo-]
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noun
  1. the state of being recusant.
  2. obstinate refusal or opposition.
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Origin of recusancy

First recorded in 1555–65; recus(ant) + -ancy
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Related Words for recusancy

strangeness, violation, dissent, unruliness, disaffection, negation, denial, objection, insubordination, disapproval, originality, uniqueness, heresy, lawlessness, disobedience, veto, disagreement, discordance, opposition, breach

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