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

recant

verb
     
Related topics: Religion
re‧cant [intransitive and transitive]
formalPPPRR to say publicly that you no longer have a political or religious belief that you had before
recantation noun [uncountable and countable]

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