resipiscence

noun
res·​i·​pis·​cence | \ ˌresəˈpisᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of resipiscence

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Resipiscence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resipiscence. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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