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Synonyms for recant

Synonyms for recant

to disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally

Synonyms for recant

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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This can be done by preserving and perpetuating the testimony of the witness as quickly as possible, that is, even before the case is filed in court so that whatever happens to the witness afterwards - even if he recants or repudiates their testimony - it can still be used against the criminal offenders and thus avoid a miscarriage of justice," Garcia added.
Kargbo pleaded guilty at his initial appearance in July 2011 to offering a bribe to a witness and of otherwise attempting to induce a witness to recant his testimony.
The last of the three court sessions, on September 28, ended with Nadarkhani refusing for the third time to recant.
Recant, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control.
When Galileo proved the motion of the earth, he was declared a heretic by an assembly of cardinals, hauled before the Inquisition, and compelled to recant under pain of torture.
In Cuevas, the high court wrote that although both witnesses disowned their out-of-court statements when testifying at trial, the prosecution offered evidence that "they had a motive to falsely recant their statements .
21 ( ANI ): A Tamil doctor has revealed he was forced by the Sri Lankan government to recant his claims about casualty figures during the civil war.
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Sheldon Stephens, the man who accused "Sesame Street's Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sex allegations, recanted his initial recant Monday.
A Christian pastor could face execution this week if he refuses for the third time to recant his faith and return to Islam.
The English people worked, fought wars, and Buffered to create the welfare state, the fruits of which are so much enjoyed by recant arrivals.
Their dance theater work is about natural phenomena; a recant piece, Barometric Pressure, is about weather.
He claims that Askew had been tortured so severely that she had to be carried to Smithfield in a chair; he also states that the martyr was offered a pardon if she would recant, but refused it.
Is it impossible to be Catholic and pro-abortion at the same time," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League, who is petitioning the Vatican to issue directives aimed at getting pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic to either recant or face excommunication.