Definitions for recantationˌri kænˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cantrɪˈkænt(v.t.)

  1. to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; retract.

  2. (v.i.)to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc.

Origin of recant:

1525–35; < L recantāre to sing again

re•can•ta•tionˌri kænˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retraction, abjuration, recantation(noun)

    a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

Wiktionary

  1. recantation(Noun)

    the act of recanting or something recanted

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recantation(noun)

    the act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction; retraction

Freebase

  1. Recantation

    The verb recant, and its derivative noun recantation, can mean: ⁕To formally abandon a belief or a particular statement of belief, generally under order from an ecclesiastical authority to enforce an orthodoxy. If ordered to recant by such an ecclesiastical authority, one who refused to recant is anathematized or excommunicated. Sometimes the order included threats of physical punishment. ⁕In classical Roman poetry, after describing something hyperbolically, to briefly re-describe it without the exaggeration. ⁕Or see revocation.

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