Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

[re.cant] vb [L recantare, fr. re- + cantare to sing--more at chant] vt (1535) 1: to withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly: renounce

2: revoke ~ vi: to make an open confession of error syn see abjure -- re.can.ta.tion n

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