Definition of “amendment” - English Dictionary

“amendment” in British English

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amendmentnoun

uk /əˈmend.mənt/ us /əˈmend.mənt/

C2 [ U or C ] a change or changes made to the words of a text:

He insisted that the book did not need amendment.
I've made a few last-minute amendments to the article.
Presidential power was reduced by a constitutional amendment in 1991.

[ C ] a change to a law that is not yet in operation and is still being discussed:

An amendment to the bill was agreed without a vote.

(Definition of “amendment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“amendment” in American English

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amendmentnoun [ C ]

us /əˈmend·mənt/

US history a change or addition to the US constitution:

the First/Fifth/Fourteenth amendment
a constitutional amendment

(Definition of “amendment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“amendment” in Business English

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amendmentnoun

uk /əˈmendmənt/ us

[ 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)