Sentence Examples with the word recusant

In practice Anglican private worship appears to have been little interfered with; and although the recusant fines were rigorously exacted, the same seems to have been the case with the private celebration of the mass.

The word is much older than its English use; there were Lollards in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 14th century, who were akin to the Fratricelli, Beghards and other sectaries of the recusant Franciscan type.

Longueville's Life of Laud, by a Romish Recusant (1894); Congregational Union Jubilee Lectures,.