Legal Word of the Day: “Corrigendum”

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“Corrigendum” — In journals of record, or peer-reviewed publishing, corrigenda are corrections made after original publication, often at the authors’ request. This term is used in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Gazette, for example.

In less-formal settings, corrigendum is more or less interchangeable with “erratum” – an error caught at proofing stage, before publication.

Where it’s used:

In the policies area of the journals of the International Union of Crystallography, a non-profit scientific union serving the world-wide interests of crystallographers and other scientists employing crystallographic methods:
Article correction and retraction policy

In a reference to a previous decision:
Ottawa Citizen Group Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2006 FC 1552 (CanLII)

Suggested by paralegal Tracey Gauley