Definition of amendment
1a : the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a consitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitutionb : an alteration proposed or effected by this process a constitutional amendment
3 : a material (such as compost or sand) that aids plant growth indirectly by improving the condition of the soil soil amendments
Recent Examples of amendment from the Web
This is underscored by a spending bill recently passed by Congress that includes the Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment.
A second amendment authorized borrowing $495,000 to replace North Harford Elementary School's roof.
The amendment would have required the Air Force to regularly submit presidential travel expense reports to Congress.
The council, in a 4-3 vote, rejected a salary amendment from Snyder that would have given him wide leeway on paying workers and would have reorganized the parks department.
Kramer, R-11th District, successfully offered a friendly amendment to add miles to the project and divide it into two phases in order to achieve more cost-savings.
And earlier this year, an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act was introduced that would ban the consumption of these animals nationwide.)
City Council members Monday unanimously approved an amendment to a city parking agreement with Metra to improve safety for Elmhurst YMCA users parking on 1st Street.
In regular session, the council approved amendments to agreements for the Palomar Station project, and with the San Elijo Hills Development Company.
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What is a constitutional amendment?
An amendment is essentially a correction. It comes in many varieties, up to and including the process of altering something through either parliamentary or constitutional procedure. In the United States, the word is often used specifically of a change to the U.S. Constitution. A constitutional amendment may be proposed by Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives or through a constitutional convention with majority votes in two-thirds of state legislatures. Once it is ratified by Congress, it must be approved by three-fourths (i.e., 38 of 50) of the states.
AMENDMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of amendment for Students
: a change in wording or meaning especially in a law, bill, or motion
Legal Definition of amendment
1 : an act of amending; especially : an alteration in wording amendments to cure the defect in the pleading
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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