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CORRECTION, noun [Latin]

1. The act of correcting; the act of bringing back, from error or deviation, to a just standard, as to truth, rectitude, justice or propriety; as the correction of opinions or manners.

All scripture is profitable for correction 2 Timothy 3:16.

2. Retrenchment of faults or errors; amendment; as the correction of a book, or of the press.

3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; as the corrections of a copy are numerous; set the corrections in the margin of a proof-sheet.

4. That which is intended to rectify, or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement; that which corrects.

Withhold not correction from the child. Proverbs 23:13.

5. In scriptural language, whatever tends to correct the moral conduct, and bring back from error or sin, as afflictions.

They have refused to receive correction Jeremiah 5:3.

My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor be weary of his correction Proverbs 3:11.

6. Critical notice; animadversion.

7. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as the correction of acidity in the stomach.

House of correction a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.