adjective Etymology: amend + -atory (as in emendatory) Date: circa 1828 corrective

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  • amendatory — amen·da·to·ry /ə men də ˌtōr ē/ adj: intended or serving to amend an amendatory endorsement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. amendatory …   Law dictionary

  • Amendatory — A*mend a*to*ry, a. Supplying amendment; corrective; emendatory. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amendatory — ☆ amendatory [ə men′də tôr΄ē ] adj. tending or serving to amend; corrective …   English World dictionary

  • amendatory — adjective effecting amendment added amendatory phrases to the text • Similar to: ↑bettering • Derivationally related forms: ↑amend …   Useful english dictionary

  • amendatory — /euh men deuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving to amend; corrective. [1780 90, Amer.; < LL emendatorius (with a for e from AMEND). See EMENDATOR, TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • amendatory — adjective For the purpose of amending or correction …   Wiktionary

  • amendatory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to correct: corrective, emendatory, reformative, reformatory, remedial. See CORRECT …   English dictionary for students

  • amendatory — adj. of amendment; of improvement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amendatory — amend·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • amendatory — a•mend•a•tory [[t]əˈmɛn dəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. serving to amend; corrective • Etymology: 1780–90, amer.; < LL ēmendātōrius (with a for e from amend). See emend, tory I …   From formal English to slang

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