noun amend·ment \ə-ˈmen(d)-mənt\

: 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

Full Definition of AMENDMENT

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

  1. rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution
  2. <the article as written requires only one factual amendment>

First Known Use of AMENDMENT

13th century
AMENDMENT Defined for Kids


noun amend·ment \ə-ˈmend-mənt\

Definition of AMENDMENT for Kids

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


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