He could not disavow his actions, belauded as they were by half the world, and so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
disavow responsibility for events in Iraq.
disavow any knowledge of your actions.
Eckhart appears, however, to have made a conditional recantation - that is, he professed to disavow whatever in his writings could be shown to be erroneous.
To disavow the acts and desires of the army and of the secret societies for defence with which all north Germany was honeycombed would be to imperil the very existence of the monarchy, whilst an attack on the wreck of the Grand Army meant the certainty of a terrible retribution from the new armies now rapidly forming on the Rhine.