resipiscence

/ (ˌrɛsɪˈpɪsəns) /

noun

literary acknowledgment that one has been mistaken

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Derived forms of resipiscence

resipiscent, adjective

Word Origin for resipiscence

C16: from Late Latin resipiscentia, from resipiscere to recover one's senses, from Latin sapere to know
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