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Meaning of RENITENCE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*ni"tence\ (r?-n?"tens), Renitency \Re*ni"ten*cy\
(-te-s?), n. [Cf. F. r['e]nitence.]
The state or quality of being renitent; resistance;
reluctance. --Sterne.

      We find a renitency in ourselves to ascribe life and
      irritability to the cold and motionless fibers of
      plants.                                  --E. Darwin.

 

 

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