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  • adj. Pertaining to emendation; corrective

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to emendation; corrective.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concerned with the work of emending or correcting; amendatory.


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  • The duty of a collator is indeed dull, yet, like other tedious tasks, is very necessary; but an emendatory critick would ill discharge his duty, without qualities very different from dulness.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • What he undertook he has well enough performed, but as he neither attempts judicial nor emendatory criticism, he employs rather his memory than his sagacity.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • The notes which I have borrowed or written are either illustrative, by which difficulties are explained; or judicial, by which faults and beauties are remarked; or emendatory, by which depravations are corrected.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • I do so in the hope that perhaps I may recall something which they have forgotten to make known, or that what I say may elicit from them available emendatory remarks.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting New York City, September 3, 4 and 5, 1924

  • 'The audience at recitations may be compared with the modern literary reviews, discharging the functions of a preventive and emendatory, not merely of a correctional tribunal.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • On the principles of safe emendatory criticism, it should therefore be left undisturbed.

    The Treasury of Sacred Song

  • It might now be proper, had not the favour with which it was at first received filled the kingdom with copies, to reprint it with notes partly supplemental and partly emendatory, to subjoin those discoveries which the industry of the last age has made, and correct those mistakes which the author has committed not by idleness or negligence, but for want of Boyle's and Newton's philosophy.

    Christian Morals

  • The constitutionality of the act was contested, and, after solemn arguments, it was deliberately held by the Supreme Court that the provincial charter was a contract within the meaning of the Constitution (Art.I. Section 10), and that the emendatory act was utterly void, as impairing the obligation of that charter.

    democracy in America, volume 1

  • We can judge of the probable success of this course, by the various laws passed to alter, or amend, or repeal, previous emendatory acts.

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • He had, what is the first requisite to emendatory criticism, that intuition by which the poet's intention is immediately discovered, and that dexterity of intellect which despatches its work by the easiest means.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 05 Miscellaneous Pieces


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