rec•u•santPronunciation: (rek'yu-zunt, ri-kyOO'zunt), [key]
refusing to submit, comply, etc.
obstinate in refusal.
3. Eng. Hist.
refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
a person who is recusant.
2. Eng. Hist.
a person, esp. a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England.
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