Meaning of recusant

rec•u•sant

Pronunciation: (rek'yu-zunt, ri-ky'zunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. refusing to submit, comply, etc.
  2. obstinate in refusal.
  3. refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
—n.
  1. a person who is recusant.
  2. a person, esp. a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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