- n someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
- s (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
- s refusing to submit to authority
the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
- If one makes the rather likely assumption that the votes "invalidated in other ways" were spoiled by other recusant voters and divides the total by two, the result is 1,667,000 .
- Unlike that other preacher-to-the-young, Daniel Alfred ("Dan") Poling (whom Author Jones does not include among his chosen 32), Niehbuhr is "recusant, an independent, a pathfinder.