Amendment definition

ə-mĕndmənt
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The act of changing for the better; improvement.
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A correction or alteration, as in a manuscript.
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The definition of an amendment is a change, addition, or rephrasing of something, most often with the intention of improvement.

An example of an amendment are the changes made to the U.S. Constitution.

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The process of making such changes.
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The process of formally altering or adding to a document or record.
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A statement of such an alteration or addition.
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One of the provisions in the US Constitution protecting individual rights.
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A material, such as organic matter or sand, mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.
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A revision or addition proposed or made in a bill, law, constitution, etc.
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An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
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In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
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(law) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
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An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.

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

A soil amendment.

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A change for the better; improvement.
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A correction of errors, faults, etc.
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The addition, deletion, correction, or other changes proposed or made to a document. The term is usually capitalized when referring to an amendment in the United States Constitution (for example, the Fifth Amendment).
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The act or process or revising something. See also emendation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
amendment
Plural:
amendments

Origin of amendment

  • From French amendement, from Late Latin amendamentum.

    From Wiktionary