Re*cal"ci*trant (?), a. [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re- re- + calcitrare to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. Inculcate.]

Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.

 

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