Medical Definition of Renitency
1. The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance. "We find a renitency in ourselves to ascribe life and irritability to the cold and motionless fibres of plants." (E. Darwin) Origin: Cf. F. Renitence. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Renitency
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Laurence Sterne by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1864)
"Once, and once only, does any skill in the art of fowling betray itself, when he alludes to that " happy backwardness and renitency against conviction ..."