A statement that one no longer holds a particular opinion or belief; a retraction: every writer interprets Galileo’s recantation in a different way
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- Finally, when she is faced with being burned alive, she recants, but then retracts her recantation and is publicly executed.
- But state Attorney General Jay Nixon, who was fighting the appeal, was able to convince a federal judge that the recantations weren't credible.
- Artists guilty or suspected of formalism were persecuted and encouraged to make public recantations for their offences.