noun Date: circa 1600 the act or state of being a recusant

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  • Recusancy — Re*cu san*cy (r?*k? zan*s? or r?k ? ), n. The state of being recusant; nonconformity. Coke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recusancy — index contempt (disobedience to the court), contest (dispute), defiance, disagreement, dissidence, nonconformity, resistance …   Law dictionary

  • Recusancy — In the history of England, recusancy was a term used to describe the statutory offence of not complying with and conforming to the Established church or State religion, the Church of England. OriginsAfter the English Reformation and establishment …   Wikipedia

  • recusancy — recusant ► NOUN 1) a person who refuses to submit to authority or comply with a regulation. 2) historical a person who refused to attend services of the Church of England. DERIVATIVES recusancy noun. ORIGIN from Latin recusare refuse …   English terms dictionary

  • recusancy — /rek yeuh zeuhn see, ri kooh /, n. 1. the state of being recusant. 2. obstinate refusal or opposition. [1555 65; RECUS(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • recusancy — noun a) Obstinate refusal or opposition. b) The state of being a recusant; nonconformity. See Also: recusance, recusant, recuse …   Wiktionary

  • recusancy — rekjÉ™znsɪ / jÊŠz n. state of being recusant; noncompliance, unsubmissiveness; state of being obstinate in one s refusal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recusancy — n. Nonconformity, dissent, heterodoxy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • recusancy — recu·san·cy …   English syllables

  • recusancy — /ˈrɛkjəzənsi/ (say rekyuhzuhnsee) noun 1. the state of being recusant. 2. obstinate refusal or opposition. {recusant. See cy} …   Australian English dictionary

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