resipiscence

noun res·i·pis·cence \ˌresəˈpisən(t)s\

Definition of resipiscence

plural

-s

  1. :  change of mind or heart :  reformation; often :  return to a sane, sound, or correct view or position

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Origin and Etymology of resipiscence

Late Latin resipiscentia, from Latin resipiscent-, resipiscens (present participle of resipiscere to recover one's senses, from re- + -spiscere, from sapere to taste, have sense, be wise) + -ia -y — more at sage


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