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Re: Incorrect use of English: "Revalidate"

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:00:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4CA24942.5050601@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: geoff@the-ad-man.co.za
CC: GEOFF <geoff_louw@hotmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org

GEOFF wrote:

> "Revalidate" is in any case not a real word.

Really ?  How do you define "a real word" ?
I would have thought that an appearance as a headword
in the Oxford English Dictionary of 1933, with
citations dating back as far 1602 [1], would
normally be regarded as sufficient evidence for
a putative word to be classified as "real".

Philip Taylor
[1] 1602 T. Fitzherbert Apol. 13 That his confession vpon torment
was voyd in Law and ... that his ratification thereof at the
barre could not reualidate the same.

1895 Month Mar. 319 The intrusion was ordinarily revalidated
by a formal ceremony of of election duly conducted.
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