This scrupulosity gave mortal offence at the castle; and the recusant parson was doomed to ridicule as a pious fool, and to ruin.
Its object is not the moral education of the recusant individuals.
They, on the other hand, proceeded to take cognizance of the recusant clergy, until their sovereign ordered them to desist.
And then he added, "The Council will not find, at all events, that I am recusant."
The difficulties about the recusant colonel's appointment48 began to vanish like magic.
Then better off than he were savages, who could destroy their recusant idols.
Never before had a recusant daughter braved her to her face.
The recusant States must be whipped back into submission to the autocrats that would direct their affairs.
She saw nothing, yet the foresight of the 303 carbine was recusant, it declined to get down into the nick, and a miss resulted.
The recusant children ranged themselves before the teacher, who seemed to think she had now quenched the rebellion.
"obstinate in refusal," 1550s, from Latin recusantem (nominative recusans) "refusing to obey," present participle of recusare "make an objection against; decline, refuse, reject; be reluctant to" (see recuse). The noun meaning "one obstinate in refusing" is from 1610s.