Amendment



the act of or the state of being .
an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
a change made by correction, addition, or deletion:
The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.
Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and pH balance.
Contemporary Examples

The First amendment is also biased against religion in an unexpected way.
Gay Marriage Vs. the First Amendment James Poulos August 21, 2014

The NRA is about upholding Second amendment rights and teaching people to be responsible with those freedoms.
Why I Love Guns Meghan McCain May 13, 2009

As the Court observed in Katz, “what a person knowingly exposes to the public is not a subject of Fourth amendment protection.”
Why Bush Violated the Fourth Amendment, and Obama Has Not Geoffrey R. Stone June 30, 2013

One male representative was amused, suggesting that if the amendment passed, some airline stewardesses might be replaced with men.
The Truth About Title IX Karen Blumenthal June 21, 2012

The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.
Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws Ben Jacobs July 27, 2014

Historical Examples

The Democrats would not accept this amendment, and the bill was never passed.
Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall

Only 12 of the 104 votes cast were in favor of Hertzog’s amendment.
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

If not sufficiently definite the declaration is sent back by the Court for amendment.
Legal Lore Various

What expressions of contrition could have served me without a purpose of amendment?
Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini

Phil was frowning a little, but he looked relieved at her amendment.
The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories Ethel M. Dell

noun
the act of amending; correction
an addition, alteration, or improvement to a motion, document, etc
n.

early 13c., “betterment, improvement;” c.1300, of persons, “correction, reformation,” from Old French amendment, from amender (see amend). Sense expanded to include “correction of error in a legal process” (c.1600) and “alteration of a writ or bill” to remove its faults (1690s).

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