Definitions for recantationˌri kænˈteɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; retract.
(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.)
retraction, abjuration, recantation(noun)
a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
the act of recanting or something recanted
the act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction; retraction