re·​cu·​san·​cy ˈre-kyə-zən(t)-sē How to pronounce recusancy (audio)
: the act or state of being a recusant

Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recusancy was in 1575

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“Recusancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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