Em`en*da"tion (?), n. [L. emendatio: cf. F. 'emendation.]

1.

The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.

"He lies in his sin without repentance or emendation."

Jer. Taylor.

2.

Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document; as, the book might be improved by judicious emendations.

 

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