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amendment

Legal Definition of amendment

Noun

  1. Minor alteration or addition in a document, resolution, etc.

Definition of amendment

Etymology

    From French amendement, from Late Latin amendamentum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈmend.mənt/, SAMPA: /@"mend.m@nt/
  • (WEAE) IPA: /ʌˈmɛnd.mənt/

Noun

amendment (plural amendments)

  1. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
  2. In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
  3. (law) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
  4. An addition to and/or alteration of the United States Constitution, as in "The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition."
  5. That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.

    a soil amendment

Synonyms

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: adeemmnnt
  • mandement

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of amendment in Malay

Pindaan

Noun

(law) Correction of an error in a writ or process.

  1. pindaan



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