recusancy

[ rek-yuh-zuh n-see, ri-koo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF recusancy
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This refers to his commitments for recusancy, which had been frequent.

What could they have done to me, said my brother, on account of my recusancy?

A moment's retrogression will explain the young man's recusancy.

The fact was that Sir Nicholas had again been summoned for recusancy.

All these are to be tilled by the slave regiments under the following penalties for recusancy.

In the first year of his reign he remitted the recusancy fines (see p. 454).

Thou hast a ready tongue, young mistress; and when tried for recusancy I warrant thou'lt give the judge a piece of thy mind.

The acts imposing fines for recusancy, repealed in 1650, were later executed with great severity.

It will be well, therefore, to quote one singular example to show how this recusancy was encountered.

Dispensations from the action of the recusancy laws were given by the Crown in such numbers as to alarm the Puritans.

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