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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mathematical instrument employed in the making of dials.

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Examples

  • What must be true of a distribution of holdings before protecting or securing it by coercive rectificatory practices is permissible as a matter of justice?

    Theories of Tort Law

  • Now ‘reciprocity’ fits neither distributive nor rectificatory justice-yet people want even the justice of Rhadamanthus to mean this:

    The Nicomachean Ethics

  • (B) The remaining one is the rectificatory, which arises in connexion with transactions both voluntary and involuntary.

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

  • Now 'reciprocity' fits neither distributive nor rectificatory justice-yet people want even the justice of Rhadamanthus to mean this:

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

  • Actually, I’ve found a surprising number of lefties of my acquaintance basically sympathetic to my own slightly more convoluted view on the topic, to wit: A broad ban on private discrimination was justifiable in the wake of slavery, Jim Crow, and other forms of institutionalized racism, but this should be seen as an essentially rectificatory measure, a second-best state of affairs.

    Stalking the Wild Libertarian

  • Many would allow the use of force for retributive punishment, but some ” Barnett (1998), for example ” reject retributive punishment and insist that compensation for wrongful harms is the sole justification for the rectificatory use of force.

    Libertarianism

  • - for in many cases reciprocity and rectificatory justice are not in accord; e.g. (1) if an official has inflicted a wound, he should not be wounded in return, and if some one has wounded an official, he ought not to be wounded only but punished in addition.

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

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