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emendation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emendation  \Em`en*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  emendatio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]mendation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  altering  for  the  better,  or  correcting  what  is 
  erroneous  or  faulty;  correction;  improvement.  ``He  lies  in 
  his  sin  without  repentance  or  emendation.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Alteration  by  editorial  criticism,  as  of  a  text  so  as  to 
  give  a  better  reading;  removal  of  errors  or  corruptions 
  from  a  document;  as  the  book  might  be  improved  by 
  judicious  emendations. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emendation 
  n  :  a  correction  by  emending;  a  correction  resulting  from 
  critical  editing 




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