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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rectify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. having been put right


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  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • We learn that, outside of town corporations that have been lately "rectified," the liquor traffic still goes on, and the war is to be carried into the suburbs.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)

  • But Mr Duncan Smith said that the problem would be "rectified" by the new universal credit, which will unify the multitude of existing benefits into one system. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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