Definition of palinodial in US English:

palinodial

adjective

  • Of the nature of a retraction or recantation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), revolutionary politician and president of the United States of America. From either palinodia or palinody + -al.

Pronunciation

palinodial

/ˌpalɪˈnəʊdɪəl/