Definition for REC'TI-FY

REC'TI-FY, v.t. [Fr. rectifier; It. rettificare; Sp. rectificar; L. rectus, right, and facio, to make.]

  1. To make straight; to correct that which is wrong, erroneous or false; to amend; as, to rectify errors, mistakes or abuses; to rectify the will, the judgment, opinions; to rectify disorders. – Booker. Addison.
  2. In chimistry, to refine by repeated distillation or sublimation, by which the fine parts of a substance are separated from the grosser; as, to rectify spirit or wine. – Encyc.
  3. To rectify the globe, is to bring the sun's place in the ecliptic on the globe to the brass meridian. – Bailey.

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