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cure vb

: to deal with in a way that eliminates or corrects: as
a : to use judicial procedures to undo (damage to a litigant's case caused by procedural errors made during a trial) [subsequent proceedings cured harm caused by trial court's error in impermissibly allowing…statements of government witness "National Law Journal"]
: to judicially correct or negate (procedural errors) [ a defect in the pleadings]
b : to correct or make acceptable (a defective performance or delivery under a contract) [the nonconformity would be seasonably cured "J. J. White and R. S. Summers"]
c : to negate (a default by a debtor in bankruptcy) by restoring the debtor and creditor to their positions before the default
: to eliminate or correct a defect
: to correct or make acceptable a defective performance or delivery under a contract [the seller may seasonably notify the buyer of his intention to and may then within the contract time make a conforming delivery "Uniform Commercial Code"]
cur·able adj

cur·abil·i·ty n

cure n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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