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amendment

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noun amend·ment \ə-ˈmen(d)-mənt\

Simple Definition of amendment

  • : a change in the words or meaning of a law or document (such as a constitution)

  • : the act or process of changing the words or meaning of a law or document : the act or process of amending something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of amendment

  1. 1 :  the act of amending :  correction

  2. 2 :  a material (as compost or sand) that aids plant growth indirectly by improving the condition of the soil

  3. 3 a :  the process of amending by parliamentary or constitutional procedure b :  an alteration proposed or effected by this process <a constitutional amendment>

Examples of amendment in a sentence

  1. rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution

  2. <the article as written requires only one factual amendment>



13th Century

First Known Use of amendment

13th century


AMENDMENT Defined for Kids

amendment

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noun amend·ment \ə-ˈmend-mənt\

Definition of amendment for Students

  1. :  a change in wording or meaning especially in a law, bill, or motion




Law Dictionary

amendment

noun amend·ment

Legal Definition of amendment

  1. 1 :  an act of amending; especially :  an alteration in wording <amendments to cure the defect in the pleading>

  2. 2 :  an alteration proposed or put into effect by parliamentary or constitutional procedure <the Congress…shall propose amendments to this Constitution — U.S. Constitution art. V>





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