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amendment

[uh-mend-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of amending or the state of being amended.
2.
an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
3.
a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.
4.
Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and pH balance.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French amendement. See amend, -ment

nonamendment, noun
proamendment, adjective
reamendment, noun
self-amendment, noun
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amendment (əˈmɛndmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of amending; correction
2.  an addition, alteration, or improvement to a motion, document, etc

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amendment
c.1300, of persons, "correction, reformation," from O.Fr. amendment, from amender (see amend). Sense expanded to include "correction of error in a legal process" (c.1600); "alteration of a writ or bill" to remove its faults (1690s).
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