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Recant

recant vt

: to renounce or withdraw (prior statements or testimony) [surprised the prosecution by ing statements made earlier to the police]
vi
: to renounce or withdraw prior statements or testimony
re·can·ta·tion [rē-kan-tā-shən]
n



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.