Latin recusant-, recusans, present participle of recusare to reject, oppose, from re-+ causari to give a reason, from causa cause, reason. First Known Use: circa 1553
In the history of England and Wales, recusancy was the state of those who refused to attend Anglican services; these individuals were known as recusants. 
Our friends over at Reconquista alert us to the following letter, signed by Pope Francis, to the "Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangilisation".
Joshua Rann, who gave out his bass notes with unusual complacency and threw an extra ray of severity into the glances he sent over his spectacles at the recusant Will ...
This scrupulosity gave mortal offence at the castle; and the recusant parson was doomed to ridicule as a pious fool, and to ruin.
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The Recusant-class light destroyer, also known as the Recusant-class support destroyer, commonly referred to as the Commerce Guild destroyer, and additionally known ...
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Fawkes was a staunch Catholic and a member of the Recusants, the group which formed most of the plotters.