|cor-rec'-ti-o||L. “correction, amendment”|
|The amending of a term or phrase just employed; or, a futher specifying of meaning, especially by indicating what something is not (which may occur either before or after the term or phrase used). A kind of redefinition, often employed as a parenthesis (an interruption) or as a climax.|
employs correctio when he expresses his unhappiness at the marriage
of his mother and uncle so soon after his father's death:
That it should come [to this]!
But two months dead, nay, not so much, not two.
Shakespeare, Hamlet 1.2.137-38
I desire not your love, but your submissive obedience.
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|Sources:||Ad Herennium 4.26.36; Melanch. d3v ("correctio""epanorthosis" "metanoia"); Peacham (1577) K2v|