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Amendment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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.)

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • 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.)

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Amendment Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

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. 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.

Contracts are often amended when the market changes. For example, a contract to deliver something to a customer once a month can be amended if the customer wants it delivered once a week. Usually, everyone involved in the contract must agree to the amendment before it goes into effect. Most contracts are written with rules about amendments, like if they are allowed, who must agree to them, and when they go into effect.

Constitutions are often amended when people change their minds about what the government should do. Some of the most famous constitutional amendments are the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which added the freedom of speech, religion, press, and protest, and the Third Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland, which let Ireland join the European Union. Constitutional amendments usually must be approved by both the parliament or legislature and a referendum - a vote by all citizens in a country.

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'Amendment' example sentence in quotations

* The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. - Thomas Jefferson

* I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms was a mistake. Shouldn't the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him - Ronald Reagan

* We seek a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary school prayer. God should never have been expelled from America's classrooms in the first place. - Ronald Reagan

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Amendment Sample Sentences in News

  • Exceed Company Ltd. Announces Amendment of Merger Agreement
    BEIJING, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceed Company Ltd. (EDS) ("Exceed" or the "Company"), one of the leading domestic sportswear brands in China, today announced that on October 20, 2014, it entered into an amendment (the "Merger Agreement Amendment") to the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated D Read more on this news related to 'Amendment'
  • Amendment could strengthen University of Wyoming
    Wyoming voters haven’t spent a lot of time discussing or considering Amendment A to the state Constitution that will be on the upcoming Nov. 4 ballot. Read more on this news related to 'Amendment'
  • Guest column: Medical marijuana Amendment is flawed
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