Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

re ‧ cant /rɪˈkænt/ BrE AmE verb [intransitive and transitive]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: recantare , from cantare 'to sing' ]

formal to say publicly that you no longer have a political or religious belief that you had before

—recantation /ˌriːkænˈteɪʃ ə n/ noun [uncountable and countable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.