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  1. variant of recti- before a vowel: rectangle.
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  1. (in prescriptions) rectified.
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Origin of rect.1

From the Latin word rēctificātus


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Historical Examples

  • This not only advises you of my arrival but acknowledges the rect of your favour.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 68, June, 1863


  • Ver and Rect found the stream about the size of our present Hudson as it flows by Weehawken.

  • In two hours after their first courtship—the thing was done quicker in those days—Ver and Rect were married men.

  • Never after they had been in Engelland did Ver or Rect or their descendants subsist on pigs, woodchucks, or billy-goats.

  • After an exciting chase, Ver and Rect captured him, and at first devoured him with vim.

British Dictionary definitions for rect



abbreviation for
  1. receipt
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rect in Medicine


  1. Variant ofrecto-