amendment amendment  /ə ˈmɛnd mənt/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. If the Amendment were to have actually passed, the aides predicted, those same politicians would have voted their conscience, dooming the flag-burning amendment on the Senate floor.
  2. Clergy debates the President's constitutional amendment The clergy ought to be the last group to argue about prayer.

News

  1. Ecopetrol filed an amendment to give effect and formalize changes to its bylaws approved by its General Shareholders ...

    Ecopetrol filed an amendment to give effect and formalize changes to its bylaws approved by its General Shareholders' Meeting of 2013
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Collins' amendment would tranfer land in Merrill

    WASHINGTON D.C. - An amendment that would transfer the land Camp Frank D. Merrill sits on to the Department of the Army gained congressional approval Friday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: AccessNorthGa.com

  3. Braley amendment for accounting war costs passes U.S. House

    BRALEY AMENDMENT PASSES: The True Cost of War Amendment requires the president to work with the secretaries of defense, state, and veterans affairs to submit a written report to the public tallying the long-term human and financial costs of the two war.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

Quotes

  1. "It is clear that the framers and ratifiers of the Fourteenth Amendment counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," wrote Justice Samuel Alito for the five-four majority.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: ABC News

  2. "It is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct," Scalia wrote.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: TIME

  3. "I support an amendment that will provide $4.4 billion in immediate additional funding for securing our borders and enforcing our laws at the worksite," Bush said at a speech to the Associated Builders and Contractors.
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Bloomberg

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