Definition of Corrections

1. Noun. The department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders. "For a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections"

2. Noun. The social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole.
Generic synonyms: Social Control

Definition of Corrections

1. Noun. (plural of correction) ¹

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Definition of Corrections

1. correction [n] - See also: correction

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corrections

correction collar
correction factor
correction fluid
correction fluids
correction officer
correctional facilities
correctional facility
correctional institution
correctional institutions
correctional officer
correctional rehabilitation
corrections officer
corrections officers
corrective emotional experience
corrective rapes
corrective shoe

Literary usage of Corrections

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet (1865)
"Corrections of some mistakes in the two first volumes ; 3S1 sent to me by Mr. Granger, ... Observations and corrections of the two volumes of that History, ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"NUMEROUS small corrections have been made in the last and present editions ... The more important corrections and some additions in the present volume are ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"The corrections for diurnal range, given by Mr. Glaisher in his paper in the Philosophical Transactions before referred to, differ in some respects from ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
"A general table of corrections is then given, and this is followed by tables of ... V. " Corrections and Additions to the Memoir on the Theory of Reciprocal ..."

5. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"I Corrections IN THE SECOND VOLUME. IH. Corrections MADE IN THE THIRTEENTH ... Premising that additional corrections, also unimportant, are now made at pp. ..."

6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1892)
"9 The Orbit of Flora ; with Corrections to ... To the Greenwich observations of declination the following corrections (corresponding to those- given on p. ..."

7. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"We must not bid farewell to Beethoven's relations with the B. and H. firm without referring to manuscript corrections of faults, which have been preserved ..."

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