Recusant

Re*cu"sant

, n. 1. One who is obstinate in refusal; one standing out stubbornly against general practice or opinion.
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The last rebellious recusants among the European family of nations.
De Quincey.
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2. (Eng. Hist.) A person who refuses to acknowledge the supremacy of the king in matters of religion; as, a Roman Catholic recusant, who acknowledges the supremacy of the pope. Brande & C.
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3. One who refuses communion with the Church of England; a nonconformist.
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All that are recusants of holy rites.
Holyday.
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