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^tractātĭo , ōnis, f. retracto.
I. A taking in hand again; a retouching, revision, correction; so only Retractationes, the title of a work of Augustine.—
II. Reconsideration, remembrance: “eorum qui fuerunt retractatio non sine acerbitate quādam juvat,Sen. Ep. 63, 6.—
III. Hesitation, refusal (only in connection with sine): “sine ullā retractatione,Cic. Phil. 14, 14, 38; id. Att. 13, 25 (with dubitatio); id. Tusc. 5, 29, 82; Liv. 6, 28: “absque retractatione morietur,surely, certainly, Vulg. 1 Reg. 14, 39.
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