amendment Definition

  • 1a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
  • 2the process of making such a change or addition

Using amendment: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "amendment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The proposed amendment to the bill was voted down by the Senate.

  • Example

    The Constitution's First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and religion.

  • Example

    The company made an amendment to their policy regarding employee benefits.

amendment Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with amendment

  • an amendment to the US Constitution that protects the right to bear arms


    The debate over the Second Amendment has been ongoing for many years.

  • a change in behavior or attitude, especially in a moral or spiritual sense


    The preacher urged his congregation to make an amendment of life and turn away from sin.

  • amendment to the minutes

    a correction or addition made to the official record of a meeting


    The secretary made an amendment to the minutes of the previous meeting.

Origins of amendment

from Old French 'amender', meaning 'to correct'


Summary: amendment in Brief

An 'amendment' [əˈmɛndmənt] is a minor change or addition made to a text, piece of legislation, or other document. It can refer to the process of making such a change as well. Examples include the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, which protects the right to bear arms, and an amendment of life, which denotes a change in behavior or attitude. Synonyms for 'amendment' include 'modification,' 'alteration,' and 'revision.'

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