rectification of register

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1. An alteration to any of the land registers (see land registration), where it is thought necessary by the registrar or the court. Examples include a mistake that has been made as to the ownership of land or an entry obtained by fraud. Anyone suffering loss because of rectification or anyone who has suffered loss as a result of a refusal to rectify a mistake in the register may be entitled to state compensation.

2. An alteration of the register of members of a company by the court if any members have been omitted, a person's name has been wrongly entered, or delay has occurred in removing the name of a former member. The court may award damages as well as rectifying the register.

Subjects: Business and Management.

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