- the act of amending or the state of being amended.
- an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
- a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.
- Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and pH balance.
Origin of amendment
Examples from the Web for amendment
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic
January 2, 2015
They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
Either we believe the First Amendment is worth defending or we do not.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
They then would expect the Senate to strip that amendment and compromise simply on keeping government open for 60 days.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill
December 11, 2014
Why are “threats,” unlike other scary speech, outside the protection of the First Amendment?Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court’s Definition of a ‘Threat’
Geoffrey R. Stone
December 1, 2014
Only 12 of the 104 votes cast were in favor of Hertzog's amendment.
Before I put this amendment to the Board, I have one more word to say.
If that is the lot you wish for, you will vote for this amendment.
I ask permission to propose an amendment to the reply to the King's speech.The Eternal City
What expressions of contrition could have served me without a purpose of amendment?Scaramouche
- the act of amending; correction
- an addition, alteration, or improvement to a motion, document, etc
Word Origin and History for amendment
early 13c., "betterment, improvement;" c.1300, of persons, "correction, reformation," from Old French amendment, from amender (see amend). Sense expanded to include "correction of error in a legal process" (c.1600) and "alteration of a writ or bill" to remove its faults (1690s).