Definition for RE-TRACT'ION

RE-TRACT'ION, n. [from retract.]

  1. The act of withdrawing something advanced, or changing something done. – Woodward.
  2. Recantation; disavowal of the truth of what has been said; declaration of change of opinion. – Sidney.
  3. Act of withdrawing a claim. Other men's insatiable desire of revenge, hath beguiled church and state of the benefit of my retractions or concessions. – K. Charles.

Return to page 120 of the letter “R”.