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- n. retraction (of something previously said)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of retracting what has been said; recantation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of retracting or withdrawing; especially, the recall or withdrawal of an assertion, a claim, or a declared belief; a recantation.
- n. plural [capitalized] The title of a work by St. Augustine containing corrections and other modifications of his earlier writings; hence, some similar book.
Compare French rétractation, Latin retractatio a revision, reconsideration. (Wiktionary)