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

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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 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,, "Morning Spin: Democratic AG candidate Raoul calls Rauner's death penalty plan a 'stupid diversion'," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of amendatory

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amendatory

amend + -atory (as in emendatory)

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

Legal Definition of amendatory

: intended or serving to amend an amendatory endorsement

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