Recantation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːkænˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recantation
Brit.  |ˌriːkanˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recantation

noun

- a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion (syn: abjuration, retraction)

Examples

Church officials asked the minister to recant.

Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.

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