Recantation Re`can*ta"tion (r[=e]`k[a^]n*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. The act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction; retraction. [1913 Webster]

The poor man was imprisoned for this discovery, and forced to make a public recantation. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

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