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Lewis : retractio

retractio, rētractĭo, ōnis, f. retraho. A drawing back, retreating: graduum, i. e. the breadth, Vitr. 3, 4, 4.

Trop. A diminishing: dierum (opp. auctio), Macr. S. 1, 14.

Hesitation, refusal: sine ullā retractione, Arn. 5, 162.