Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

v. 1 tr. withdraw and renounce (a former belief or statement) as erroneous or heretical. 2 intr. disavow a former opinion, esp. with a public confession of error. recantation n. recanter n.

[ L recantare revoke (as RE-, cantare sing, chant) ]

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