AskDefine | Define amendment

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of amending or correcting
2 a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)

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French amendement, LL. amendamentum.


IPA: WEAE /ʌˈmɛnd.mənt/


  1. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
  2. In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
  3. Correction of an error in a writ or process.
  4. An addition to and/or alteration of the United States Constitution, as in "The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition."
  5. That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
    a soil amendment

Related terms


correction or addition to a law
that which is added

Extensive Definition

Amendment may refer to:
amendment in Vietnamese: Tu chính án

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