amen·​da·​to·​ry ə-ˈmen-də-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce amendatory (audio)

Examples of amendatory in a Sentence

a bill of rights was seen as a much-needed amendatory supplement to the national constitution
Recent Examples on the Web His amendatory language tightens the bill in that regard by only penalizing the companies found guilty of sharing Montanans’ data with foreign adversaries. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2023 Raoul’s comments on Tuesday came one day after Rauner used his amendatory veto powers to rewrite a gun control measure that would have established a 72-hour waiting period to purchase assault-style weapons. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 16 May 2018

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Word History


amend + -atory (as in emendatory)

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amendatory was in 1714

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“Amendatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Legal Definition


amen·​da·​to·​ry ə-ˈmen-də-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce amendatory (audio)
: intended or serving to amend
an amendatory endorsement
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