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amendment

noun
 
 
/əˈmendmənt/
[C or U] a change made to something, especially the words of a text: He insisted that the speech did not need any amendment.make amendments Other countries have based their systems on the Scottish model for selling property, but have made a few amendments.an amendment to sth She asked for several amendments to the contract.
[C] LAW, GOVERNMENT a change to a law, either one that has already been passed or one that is still being discussed: The senator's amendment was voted down 52-40.an amendment to sth The regulation is an amendment to the 1995 Pensions Act.
[C] (also Amendment) LAW, GOVERNMENT a law or change that has been added to the US Constitution (= the set of political principles by which the US is governed) since it was first written: The company claimed that the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech, protects the right to advertise.
(Definition of amendment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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