Definition of renitence in English:

renitence

Pronunciation /ˈrɛnɪtns/

noun

rare
  • Resistance; reluctance or unwillingness to be compelled or persuaded; uncooperativeness. Compare "renitency".

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Watts (d. 1657), Church of England clergyman and translator. From post-classical Latin renitentia resistance from classical Latin renītent, renītēns + -ia.