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Meaning of RECANTATION

Pronunciation:  `reekan'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
 

RECANTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: abjuration, retraction
 
 See Also: backdown, climb-down, disavowal, withdrawal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re`can*ta"tion\, n.
The act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former
one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction;
retraction.

      The poor man was imprisoned for this discovery, and
      forced to make a public recantation.     --Bp.
                                               Stillingfleet.

 

 

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