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.
In July he was also elected Master of Pembroke Hall in succession to the recusant Dr Thomas Young (1514-1580) and Bishop of London in succession to Bonner.
Longueville's Life of Laud, by a Romish Recusant (1894); Congregational Union Jubilee Lectures,.
' A recusant signified a person who refused duly to attend his parish church.
On the 26th of June 1680, upon Oates's testimony, the duke of York was presented as a recusant at Westminster.
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.
Henceforth, too, every recusant was to be deprived of his estates and banished the realm.