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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion.

Usage examples (35)
  • He often recanted, and the recantation was a thousand times worse than the thing recanted.
  • To the Crown, however, a recantation is a red flag signalling that a woman has been pressured to drop her allegations.
  • The girl then recanted – only to admit later that her recantation was a lie told in order to stay with her mother, the state argues.
  • Their petition highlighted the seriously disturbing timing and the circumstances of the so-called recantation, describing that Nicole's counsel, Atty. for more
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