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British Dictionary definitions for resipiscence

resipiscence

noun
  1. literary acknowledgment that one has been mistaken
Derived Formsresipiscent, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin resipiscentia, from resipiscere to recover one's senses, from Latin sapere to know
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  • Resipiscence, res-i-pis′ens, n. change to a better frame of mind.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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