What does "Recreant" mean?
(a.) Apostate; false; unfaithful (a.) Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean-spirited; craven (n.) One who yields in combat, and begs for mercy; a mean-spirited, cowardly wretch
Example: "Some provinces had proved recreant" Example: "This recreant knight- Spenser"