Recanting
The verb recant, and its derivative noun recantation, can mean:
- To formally abandon a belief or a particular statement of belief, generally under order from an ecclesiastical authority (often a synod or ecumenical council, or, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Inquisition, Holy Office, or even on rare occasion the contemporary Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) to enforce an orthodoxy. If ordered to recant by such an ecclesiastical authority, one who refused to recant is anathematized or excommunicated. Sometimes the order included threats of physical punishment (e.g., the proverbial burning at the stake, as happened in the trial of St. Jeanne d'Arc).
- In classical Roman poetry, after describing something hyperbolically, to briefly re-describe it without the exaggeration. (This is the original meaning.)
- Or see revocation.

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Recant - Merriam-Webster Online
to publicly say that you no longer have an opinion or belief that you once had. Full Definition of RECANT. transitive verb. 1. : to withdraw or repudiate (a ...
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recant - definition of recant by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus ...
v. re·cant·ed, re·cant·ing, re·cants. v.tr. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself). v.intr.
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v. re·cant·ed, re·cant·ing, re·cants. v.tr. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself). v.intr.
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Re-canting Synonyms, Re-canting Antonyms | Thesaurus.com
Synonyms for re-canting at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.
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recant - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
Definition of recant : If you're someone who speaks before you think, you may need to recant , or take back, that overly honest assessment of your friend's new ...
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recant - Wiktionary
First attested in 1535, from Latin recantare, present active infinitive of recanto (“to sing back, reecho, sing again, repeat in singing, recant, recall, revoke, charm ...
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recant meaning - definition of recant by Mnemonic Dictionary
MnemonicDictionary.com - Meaning of recant and a memory ...
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Recantation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If ordered to recant by such an ecclesiastical authority, one who refused to recant is anathematized or excommunicated. Sometimes the order included threats of ...
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Recanting - Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online
Both resisted torture and demands that they recant their faith and were eventually ... But it was already too late to recant : Cesaria's shadow self was in motion.
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Re canting | Define Re canting at Dictionary.com
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract. verb (used without object). 2. to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., ...
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China professor says sacked for criticizing president and not recanting
Dec 11, 2013 ... SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese university has fired a professor for failing to admit wrongdoing in posting an article criticizing President Xi ...
Recant - Merriam-Webster Online
Definition of recant from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, ... Phyllis Lovell · Top Commenter · Central Washington University.
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View Rebecca Recant's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the ... and Associations: The Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership Network logo.
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In 1592, he moved to the University of Padua, teaching geometry, mechanics, .... According to popular legend, after Recanting his theory that the Earth moved ...
An English translation of Galileo's recanting
An English Translation Of Galileo's Recanting From The Crime of Galileo by Giorgio de Santillana (University of Chicago Press 1955), pp. 312-313. I, Galileo  ...
I cannot and will not recant, Martin Luther | Dictionary.com
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I ... Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights ...
recant v - Cambridge Dictionary - Cambridge University Press
recant v - definition, audio pronuncation and more for recant v: to announce in public that your past beliefs or statements were wrong or not true and that you no  ...
recanting - Portuguese translation - bab.la English-Portuguese ...
Translation for 'Recanting' in the free English-Portuguese dictionary and many other Portuguese translations.
Recanting of substance use reports in a - PubMed Mobile
Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S. Wood, M/C 747, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. fendrich@uic.edu ...
A Discussion with Will Recant, Assistant Executive Vice-President ...
Background: This conversation between William Recant and Katherine Marshall ... for an April 16, 2007 conference at Georgetown University on the role of faith.
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Recanting Calvinism
Recanting Calvinism
Steven L. Hitchcock, 2011
The solution to this age-old debate is neither Calvinism nor Arminianism - the solution is Dynamism. Let there be no mistake, Recanting Calvinism is no defense of Arminianism.
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited ...
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited ...
United States. General Accounting Office, 2000
In particular: • The odds on aliens Recanting in 1999 were not lower than in 1997, when characteristics of the aliens involved in the cases, including their citizenship, were controlled. Supplemental analyses (not shown) of these data reveal that ...
Recanting: Webster's Timeline History, 387 BC - 2007
Recanting: Webster's Timeline History, 387 BC - 2007
Icon Group International, 2010
Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, ge...
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited ...
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited ...
Richard M. Stana, James M. Blume, 2000
In particular: The odds on aliens Recanting in 1999 were not lower than in 1997, when characteristics of the aliens involved in the cases, including their citizenship, were controlled. Supplemental analyses (not shown) of these data reveal that ...
The Relationship Between Inhalant Use and Adolescent Gateway ...
The Relationship Between Inhalant Use and Adolescent Gateway ...
Erik Crankshaw, 2008
A particular form of response inconsistency, Recanting, refers to cases where an individual denies a behavior after having admitted to it previously. Recanting is a common issue in longitudinal studies (Fendrich, 2005; Fendrich & Rosenbaum, ...
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 1. Murder — Evidence — Weight to be given recantation of witness — Newly discovered evidence — Effect of conviction of Recanting witness for perjury — Accomplice — Necessity of corroboration — Conflicting ...
Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald Cohen, 2004
"Novelist John Steinbeck, writing in the Saturday Review, commented: 'I suspect that government informers, even if they have told the truth, can't survive Matusow's testimony. He has said that it was a good racket. Well, Matusow has ruined the racket. It will never be so good again.'"
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Judge Recants Own Recanting of Voter ID Ruling | The Progressive
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Recanting the Post Holiday Blues | World Youth Alliance Blog
(Courtesy: Inhabitots) Packaged turkeys and chilled hams seized by grocery shoppers, shimmering candles placed upon window sills, fresh pine trees and wreaths being adorned, amorous family gatherings, festive caroling – all these activities emerge during the nippy, leaf-strewn days of autumn and the beginning burst of frosty winter. Many contemplate year-round about this jubilant time,…
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DAILY POST: BENSOUDA wants 7 ICC WITNESSES ARRESTED for recanting their testimonies against RUTO - She has NO WITNESSES in January!
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Elmo's Accuser Recants His Recant - The Wire
The dragging of Elmo's name into the mud has begun again. With a lot less to lose than Kevin Clash (aka the voice of Elmo), the man behind Clash's underage sex allegations, Sheldon Stephens, apparently won't take the $125,000 settlement he already accepted, and is now sticking by his original story: that Clash had sex with him when he was 16.
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Chinese Professor Fired After Criticizing President, Not Recanting
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China professor says sacked for criticizing president and not recanting | Finding Out About
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Newshour | China Professor Says Sacked For Criticising President And Not Recanting (Reuters)
By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese university has fired a professor for failing to admit wrongdoing in posting an article criticising President Xi Jinping, the academic said...
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China professor says sacked for criticizing president and not recanting | SUTRA Magazine
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This Rape Victim Was Intimidated Into Recanting Her Charges, But It Turns Out She Really Was Raped | xoJane
Like a shocking number of rape victims in the United States and around the world, she was intimidated into silence, and she chose to recant her accusation rather than follow through in response to the immense pressure on her to take it back.
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