refusing to submit, comply, etc.
English History. refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
a person who is recusant.
English History. a person, especially a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England.
is always a great word to know.
So is doohickey. Does it mean:
Origin: 1545–55; Related forms
< Latin recūsant-
(stem of recūsāns
), present participle of recusāre
to demur, object, equivalent to re- re-
verbal derivative of causa cause
; see -ant