Amendment A*mend"ment, n. [F. amendement, LL. amendamentum.] 1. An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices. [1913 Webster]

2. In public bodies; Any alternation made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion by adding, changing, substituting, or omitting. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Correction of an error in a writ or process. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Improvement; reformation; emendation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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