Definition of Amendment

1. Noun. The act of amending or correcting.

Generic synonyms: Correction, Rectification
Derivative terms: Amend



2. Noun. A statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.).

Definition of Amendment

1. n. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.

Definition of Amendment

1. Noun. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices. ¹

2. Noun. In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) Correction of an error in a writ or process. ¹

4. Noun. An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution. ¹

5. Noun. That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amendment

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Literary usage of Amendment

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1. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"The llth amendment was therefore introduced, passed by two-thirds of both ... The llth amendment has been further construed in the case of Cohens -ts. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Since the latter action came in the form of a "sense- of-the-Congress" amendment, no immediate $100 million bonanza is in store for NSF. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Is a criminal case within the meaning of that part of the Fifth amendment which declares that no person " shall be compelled. In any criminal case, ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"Mr. President, there was an amendment to the Constitution proposed in due form last fall, and it came before the Annual Meeting, in January, and the action ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Douglas then moved his resolutions as>-rin amendment to the amendment ... The pending question was on the amendment of Douglas to the amendment of Weller. ..."

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