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Recusant: one who resists authority

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For the nerdy:

Recusant (rek´yǝ zǝnt, ri kyōō´zǝnt) adj. 

1. refusing to submit, comply, &c. 

2. obstinate in refusal.  

–n.  3. a person who is recusant.

[from the Latin root recūso, v.: to decline,

reject, refuse, demur, or object]

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For the super nerdy:

In England, during the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, all those persons who refused to convert to the official state religion were called 'recusants.'


Fun fact: William Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, was a famous recusant, and is so described in an official government list from 1592.

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