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Correption

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Corréption. n.s. [corripio correptum, Latin.] Objurgation; chiding; reprehension; reproof.

If we must needs be talking of other people's faults, let it not be to defame, but to amend them, by converting our detraction and backbiting into admonition and fraternal correption. Government of the Tongue, sect. 6.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89)

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