- to edit or change (a text).
- to free from faults or errors; correct.
Origin of emend
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French emender) < Latin ēmendāre “to correct,” equivalent to ē- e-1 + mend(um) “fault” + -āre infinitive suffix
1, 2. See amend.
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- (tr) to make corrections or improvements in (a text) by critical editing
C15: from Latin ēmendāre to correct, from ē- out + mendum a mistake
Word Origin and History for emendable
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