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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Refragant, n. [L. rēfrāgant-, pres. p. stem of rēfrāgo to oppose, resist.] One who opposes or resists authority. — c1644 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. VIII 155.
With power to the said commissioners to stent the lands, exact penulties, to punnis refragantis and recepters incaice of disobedience or not concurrens

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