Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make textual corrections in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. emended, corrected, restored
  • v. Remove errors and corruptions from (a text).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove errors and corrupt readings from (a text).

Etymologies

Latin ēmendāre, ēmendāt-, to emend; see emend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin ēmendātus ("corrected"), the perfect passive participle of ēmendō ("I free from faults”, “I correct”, “I improve”, “I remedy”, “I amend”, “I revise”, “I cure"). (Wiktionary)
From ēmendāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of ēmendō ("I free from faults”, “I correct”, “I improve”, “I remedy”, “I amend”, “I revise”, “I cure"); compare the verb emend. (Wiktionary)

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  • I may have to up- or emendate this comment.

    It’s not even a back-formation, is it?

    February 4, 2011