verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of amend
Examples from the Web for reamended
They had been amended and reamended, but, as adopted, they were in substance the same as those originally offered by Stevenson.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
British Dictionary definitions for reamended
Word Origin for amend
Word Origin and History for reamended
early 13c., "to free from faults, rectify," from Old French amender (12c.), from Latin emendare "to correct, free from fault," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + menda "fault, blemish," from PIE *mend- "physical defect, fault" (cf. Sanskrit minda "physical blemish," Old Irish mennar "stain, blemish," Welsh mann "sign, mark").
Supplanted in senses of "repair, cure" by its shortened offspring mend (v.). Meaning "to add to legislation" (ostensibly to correct or improve it) is recorded from 1777. Related: Amended; amending.