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recusancy

[rek-yuh-zuh n-see, ri-koo-] /ˈrɛk yə zən si, rɪˈku-/
noun
1.
the state of being recusant.
2.
obstinate refusal or opposition.
Origin of recusancy
1555-1565
1555-65; recus(ant) + -ancy
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