Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made right; corrected.
  • In horticulture, developed in a desired direction, as when plain tulips are propagated till they sport into variegated forms.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rectify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having been put right

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There are a million secrets buried in the libraries and catacombs of The Vatican – hell, they stole the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and only released what they wanted to … how that was allowed I’ll never understand, and how much they pirated away before the situation was rectified is probably a dead secret now.

    RANT WARNING - I'll be okay w/some therapy...

  • For the first time it would also reveal all cases that had been "rectified", the practice by which MPs can avoid publication of judgments in less serious cases if they apologise.

    Supreme court rules expenses MPs must face trial

  • Late Tuesday, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said in an e-mail that a misunderstanding about the status of the payment had been "rectified" and the "payment is being processed now."

    WikiLeaks hasn't fulfilled financial-aid pledge for suspect in leaks, group says

  • Late Tuesday, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said in an e-mail that a misunderstanding about the status of the payment had been "rectified" and the "payment is being processed now."

    WikiLeaks hasn't fulfilled financial-aid pledge for suspect in leaks, group says

  • In Florida, the way incomplete or otherwise invalidated ballots are "rectified" is that AFTER the election, the Boards of Elections mail back the ballots & tell the (non) voters what they did wrong.

    Franken Camp: Don't Start The Recount Yet!

  • They "rectified" the problem by substituting another picture on their site and their email link.

    Toast:

  • They "rectified" the problem by substituting another picture on their site and their email link.

    Fair Play?

  • Michael Saw, executive director of Hytex, said the company met Nike compliance officials about two weeks ago to discuss violations of Nike's code of conduct for foreign contract manufacturers and that Hytex has "rectified" the issues.

    Nike Addresses

  • (Nafoc) on Saturday distanced itself from agreements reached between its representatives and Sacob, saying the agreements still had to be "rectified" by its council.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • By this process the essence of two or more old comedies is extracted; their characters and plots amalgamated; and the whole "rectified" by the careful expunction of equivocal passages.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 27, 1841

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