Amendment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈmendmənt|  American pronunciation of the word amendment
Brit.  |əˈmɛn(d)m(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word amendment

noun

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

Examples

rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution

...the article as written requires only one factual amendment...

He cited the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

...the U.S. abolished slavery by constitutional amendment on December 6, 1865...

He invoked his Fifth Amendment privileges.

...a roundup of editorials pro and contra the proposed constitutional amendment...

The opinion of the meeting was generally favourable to the amendment.

These provisions are overridden by the fifteenth constitutional amendment.

The amendment was carried by 292 votes to 246.

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression.

They want to move an amendment to the bill.

The House of Lords sent back the Bill to the House of Commons for amendment.

They passed the amendment

in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US

he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment

Word forms

noun
singular: amendment
plural: amendments
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