Definition of recantation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recantation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌriːkænˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkænˈteɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of saying, often publicly, that you no longer have the same belief or opinion that you had before He made a public recantation of all his former beliefs.