Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of retracting or withdrawing; especially, the recall or withdrawal of an assertion, a claim, or a declared belief; a recantation.
  • noun plural [capitalized] The title of a work by St. Augustine containing corrections and other modifications of his earlier writings; hence, some similar book.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of retracting what has been said; recantation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun retraction (of something previously said)

Etymologies

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Compare French rétractation, Latin retractatio a revision, reconsideration.

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