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Adjective: recusant  ri'kyoo-zunt or re-kyu-zunt
  1. (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    - dissentient
  2. Refusing to submit to authority
    "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"
Noun: recusant  ri'kyoo-zunt or re-kyu-zunt
  1. Someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    - nonconformist

Derived forms: recusants

See also: disobedient, unorthodox

Type of: contestant, dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, protestor

Encyclopedia: Recusant