(usually uncountable, plural resipiscences)
- (chiefly literary) Repentance; recognition of a past mistake, especially with a desire to improve in the future. [from 16th c.]
OriginSee also: résipiscence
From Middle French resipiscence, or its source, Late Latin resipiscentia, from the present participle of Latin resipīscere (“to regain consciousness, come to one's senses”).