Amendment

  • 1 amendment — amend·ment n 1: an act of amending; esp: an alteration in wording amendment s to cure the defect in the pleading 2: an alteration proposed or put into effect by legislative or constitutional procedure the Congress...shall propose amendment s to… …

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  • 2 Amendment 46 — is a proposed initiative on the Colorado ballot for 2008. If ratified, Article II of the Colorado Constitution would state: The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race …

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  • 3 Amendment — may refer to:*A change made to a pending motion or bill by a motion to amend *A change made to a previously adopted law or motion *A change made to a contract *Constitutional amendment, a change made to a written constitution *Soil conditioner,… …

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  • 4 Amendment —   [ə mendmənt, englisch »Berichtigung«] das, s/ s, Zusatz, ergänzender oder abändernder Artikel zur Verfassung der USA von 1787 (bisher 26 Amendments) sowie zu den Verfassungen der Einzelstaaten. Die Amendments werden chronologisch an den… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 amendment — (n.) early 13c., betterment, improvement; c.1300, of persons, correction, reformation, from O.Fr. amendment, from amender (see AMEND (Cf. amend)). Sense expanded to include correction of error in a legal process (c.1600) and alteration of a writ… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 amendment — [n1] correction, improvement alteration, amelioration, betterment, change, correction, enhancement, improvement, mending, modification, rectification, reform, reformation, remedy, repair, revision; concept 700 Ant. worsening amendment [n2]… …

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  • 7 amendment — ► NOUN 1) a minor improvement. 2) (Amendment) an article added to the US Constitution …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Amendment — A*mend ment, n. [F. amendement, LL. amendamentum.] 1. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices. [1913 Webster] 2. In public bodies; Any alternation made or proposed to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 amendment — [ə mend′mənt] n. [ME < OFr amendement < amender, AMEND] 1. a change for the better; improvement 2. a correction of errors, faults, etc. 3. a) a revision or addition proposed or made in a bill, law, constitution, etc. b) the process of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 amendment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ important, major, significant ▪ A major amendment was introduced into the legislation. ▪ minor, slight, small ▪ …

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  • 11 amendment — A revision to a document. A UCC financing statement can be amended by filing a designated amendment form, usually UCC 3. American Banker Glossary * * * amend a‧mend [əˈmend] verb [transitive] to make small changes to a law or a document, for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 amendment — n. 1) to adopt; propose; ratify an amendment 2) a constitutional amendment 3) an amendment to (an amendment to the constitution) * * * [ə mendmənt] propose ratify an amendment a constitutional amendment to adopt an amendment to (an amendment to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 amendment */*/ — UK [əˈmen(d)mənt] / US [əˈmendmənt] noun Word forms amendment : singular amendment plural amendments 1) [countable] a change made to a law or agreement amendment to: an amendment to the Local Government Bill propose/table/introduce an amendment:… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 amendment — a|mend|ment [ ə mendmənt ] noun ** 1. ) count a change made to a law or agreement: amendment to: an amendment to the Medicare bill table an amendment: The House has tabled an amendment to the bill (=has stopped working on it). a ) count one of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 amendment — [[t]əme̱ndmənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ amendments 1) N VAR An amendment is a section that is added to a law or rule in order to change it. ...an amendment to the defense bill. ...a constitutional amendment... Parliament gained certain rights of amendment. 2) N… …

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  • 16 amendment — To change or modify for the better. To alter by modification, deletion, or addition. Practice and pleading. The correction of an error committed in any process, pleading, or proceeding at law, or in equity, and which is done either as of course,… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 18 amendment — /euh mend meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of amending or the state of being amended. 2. an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc. 3. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the… …

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  • 19 amendment — noun 1 (C, U) a written change or improvement to a law or document, or the process of doing this (+ to): an amendment to the resolution | table an amendment (=say officially that you want to discuss an amendment) 2 (C) one of the rights on the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 amendment — noun /əˈmend.mənt,ʌˈmɛnd.mənt/ a) An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. b) In… …

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