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Definitions for amendment
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the act of amending or correcting
a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
Correction of an error in a writ or process.
An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.
That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
a soil amendment
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
It signifies, in law, the correction of an errour committed in a process, and espied before or after judgment; and sometimes after the party’s seeking advantage by the errour. Blount.
Etymology: emendatio, Lat.
Etymology: amendement, Fr.
Before it was presented on the stage, some things in it have passed your approbation and amendment. John Dryden, Aureng. Pref.
Man is always mending and altering his works; but nature observes the same tenour, because her works are so perfect, that there is no place for amendments; nothing that can be reprehended. John Ray, on the Creation.
There are many natural defects in the understanding, capable of amendment, which are overlooked and wholly neglected. John Locke.
Our Lord and Saviour was of opinion, that they which would not be drawn to amendment of life, by the testimony which Moses and the prophets have given, concerning the miseries that follow sinners after death, were not likely to be persuaded by other means, although God from the dead should have raised them up preachers. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 22.
Behold! famine and plague, tribulation and anguish, are sent as scourges for amendment. 2 Esdras, xvi. 19.
Though a serious purpose of amendment, and true acts of contrition, before the habit, may be accepted by God; yet there is no sure judgment whether this purpose be serious, or these acts true acts of contrition. Henry Hammond, Practical Catechism.
Your honour’s players hearing your amendment,
Are come to play a pleasant comedy. William Shakespeare, Tam. Shrew.
An amendment is a formal or official change made to a law, contract, constitution, or other legal document. It is based on the verb to amend, which means to change for better. Amendments can add, remove, or update parts of these agreements. They are often used when it is better to change the document than to write a new one. Only the legislative branch is involved in the amendment process.
an alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices
in public bodies; Any alternation made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion by adding, changing, substituting, or omitting
correction of an error in a writ or process
A change in a document made by correction, adding, substituting or omitting a certain part. Amendments are the mechanism of changes introduction, further development and improvement of previously submitted or approved clinical study protocols and proposals.
A change to a principle, rule or form of legislation.
There are various amendments proposed and what is agreed is approved by the legislature.
Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'amendment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1354
Rank popularity for the word 'amendment' in Nouns Frequency: #1458
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The numerical value of amendment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of amendment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of amendment in a Sentence
I’m not just some homeless person wondering onto the square, but I’d be allowed to speak then too, they (Berkeley) are really outside the mainstream, they are publicly funded, forget this is where free speech movement started, the amount of money they get from the state and federal government.All of the people who should have been standing up for the First Amendment here, all ran away with their tails tucked between their legs.
One of the first economic decisions of the new government will be to submit an amendment of next year's budget, we want, probably as of January 2016, to introduce two taxes that are important for us, including a tax on banks - it will be a tax on assets with a rate of 0.39 percent - and a tax on supermarkets.
Information on law-abiding gun owners ends up getting recorded, stored, and registered, which is a violation of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act and of the Second Amendment.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:
We invite the Commission ... to examine a targeted amendment to the Schengen frontier code allowing controls where necessary and when necessary.
Their amendment makes this a much better bill, this amendment alone is real progress and it will help us build momentum toward delivering on our pledge to the country.
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- поправка, корекцияBulgarian
- esmenaCatalan, Valencian
- lovændring, tilføjelse, ændringDanish
- Zusatzartikel, Abänderung, Gesetzesänderung, Änderung, Verfassungsänderung, Nachbesserung, VerbesserungGerman
- διόρθωση, τροποποίηση, τροπολογίαGreek
- lisäys, lakimuutos, lainmuutosFinnish
- 修正案, 改正Japanese
- poprawka, dodatekPolish
- alteração, emendaPortuguese
- изменение, поправка, присадка, добавкаRussian
- ıslah, düzeltme, tebdilTurkish
- sửa đổiVietnamese
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