Amendments



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

It is expected to pass the Senate this week after amendments are added to expand the exception for religious organizations.
Gay Rights Bill Advances in Senate Ben Jacobs November 4, 2013

The judge said the right to not be discriminated against under the First and Fourteenth amendments applies to the plaintiffs.
Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All? Justin Miller December 15, 2013

ARIES Incoming: You are bombarded with information now as plans change, rearrange, and caveats and amendments abound.
Horoscopes July 3-9, 2011 Starsky + Cox July 1, 2011

Especially considered in combination with his attack on amendments, it is an assault on the deliberative character of the Senate.
Republicans Shouldn’t Filibuster Filibuster Reform Justin Green December 3, 2012

Barack and Michelle Obama are living embodiments of the grand promise of these amendments.
Which Candidate Best Reflects America’s Constitutional Values? Akhil Reed Amar September 22, 2012

Historical Examples

Congress certainly, then, has the right to pass all necessary laws for the enforcement of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

A full list of amendments and other notes follow the end of the book.
Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome Apicius

A list of these amendments can be found at the end of the text.
The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler

In 1839 he introduced a bill in the House of Assembly embracing these amendments.
Wilmot and Tilley James Hannay

They rejected the amendments, and demanded a free conference.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

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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