amend·​able ə-ˈmen-də-bəl How to pronounce amendable (audio)
: capable of being amended : able to be revised or altered
The contract is currently amendable, and Frontier flight attendants voted in November to strike unless their demands are met.Megan Cerullo
The Constitution has biblical status for the nation, but it is understood to be amendable because it serves a principle more ultimate than itself—that of the sovereignty of the people.E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Examples of amendable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the union and the airline began in November 2014 and was amendable in December 2019, according to a news release from the union. Maraya King, Twin Cities, 10 Jan. 2024 When contracts become amendable at airlines, there’s a legal obligation to begin negotiations. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 Advertisement The flight attendants union filed for federal mediation in March with the National Mediation Board, for their contract that became amendable in 2019. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 18 July 2023 The contract is effective for four years and will be amendable on Aug. 1, 2027. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 7 July 2023 The contract would be a 5-year term, amendable May 1, 2028 with the option to open 18 months prior to the amendable date. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 25 Apr. 2023 Biden has made clear that climate provisions from the Inflation Reduction Act are not negotiable but that permitting reforms regarding energy may be amendable. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 12 May 2023 There’s also the pall cast by the social zeitgeist, not exactly amendable to gross displays of wealth amid the uncertainty of the pandemic and gnawing economic inequality — though that hasn’t slowed luxury home sales or quelled curiosity about The One. Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2022 The Delta contract becomes amendable Dec. 31, 2026. Ted Reed, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amendable was in the 15th century

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“Amendable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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