In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of religion) abjuración feminine(of belief, statement) retractación feminine
- But if the critics were anticipating a recantation of his views on politics and art they were sorely disappointed.
- The previous day, he had made a sniveling recantation on the floor of the Senate.
- Artists guilty or suspected of formalism were persecuted and encouraged to make public recantations for their offences.
- But state Attorney General Jay Nixon, who was fighting the appeal, was able to convince a federal judge that the recantations weren't credible.
- Finally, when she is faced with being burned alive, she recants, but then retracts her recantation and is publicly executed.
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