Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A reversal, as in policy; an about-face.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sudden change from one position, in a matter of principle, policy, or polities, to its direct opposite.

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  • noun a reversal of policy, attitude or principle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Italian voltafaccia : volta (from voltare, to turn; see vault) + faccia, face (from Vulgar Latin *facia; see face).]

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Borrowing from French

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