verb \ri-ˈzī(-ə)l\

Definition of RESILE

intransitive verb
:  recoil, retract; especially :  to return to a prior position <resile from an agreement>

Origin of RESILE

Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin resilire to withdraw, from Latin, to recoil
First Known Use: 1529


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