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|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.
Either we believe the First Amendment is worth defending or we do not.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Parnell has moved Amendment arraigning Balfour's administration in Ireland.
Under this, if no amendment is adopted, slaves may be bought and sold in any of the waters of the free States.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Mr. Madison apprehended that this amendment left the resolution as bad as it was before, if not worse.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Deacon Daniel was evidently not to be cornered, and I came away without any assurance of amendment on his part.The Diary of a Saint|Arlo Bates
The Attorney General moved an amendment to adjourn the question until the 1st day of September next.
British Dictionary definitions for amendment
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).