What is another word for recusancy?

76 synonyms found


[ ɹɪkjˈuːsənsi], [ ɹɪkjˈuːsənsi], [ ɹ_ɪ_k_j_ˈuː_s_ə_n_s_i]

How to use "Recusancy" in context?

The recusancy movement, or Catholic Protestant rift, refers to a series of persecutions and expulsions of Protestants by the Catholic Church. These persecutions are generally distinguished from the hostilities between Protestants and Catholics during the European Religious Wars. They began in the sixteenth century and ended in the eighteenth century.

The primary cause of these persecutions was the refusal of some Protestant groups to submit to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. This resistance led to various penalties, including beatings, imprisonment, and death.

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