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 (ē′mĕn-dāt′, ĭ-mĕn′-)
tr.v. e·men·dat·ed, e·men·dat·ing, e·men·dates
To make textual corrections in.

[Latin ēmendāre, ēmendāt-, to emend; see emend.]

e′men·da′tor (-dā′tər) n.
e·men′da·to′ry (ĭ-mĕn′də-tôr′ē) adj.
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With emendatory purposes also in mind, he tracks down the texts used by Guittone, whose reading, he is able to show, was rather more extensive and thoughtful than it once seemed (whereas, it might be added, the reading of his arch-critic, Dante, has tended to shrink in recent years).
It is known that the very power now proposed as a means was rejected as an end by the Convention which formed the Constitution: a proposition was made to authorize Congress to open canals, and an emendatory one to empower them to incorporate but the whole was rejected, and one of the reasons urged in the debate was, that then they would have power to create a Bank, which would render the great cities, where there were prejudicies [sic] or jealousies on the subject, adverse to the reception of the Constitution.
The final emendatory cure which would effect the perfect reanimation of the author within his text, which we saw being imagined by Leonard Digges ('eu'ry Line, each Verse | Here shall reuiue, redeeme thee from thy Herse'), eludes each editor, as edition follows edition in an endless train of supplementarity: Charlton Hinman has described it as 'that procession of editions [.