Definition of "retractation" [re•trac•ta•tion]

  • (noun) retraction (of something previously said)

Use "retractation" in a sentence

  • "Their retractation is likewise mentioned in the address of the orthodox bishops of Rimini to Constantius."
  • "The popular belief was that his retractation was the effect of the tears, expostulations and reproaches of his wife."
  • "This my pretty Black Boy calls a retractation of Junius'* first concession, and applies to his aged father for an old wo - man's proverb. —"

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