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  1. a·mend·ment
    IPA[əˈmen(d)mənt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.:

      an amendment to existing bail laws
    • 2. an article added to the US Constitution:

      the First Amendment
    • 3. something which is added to soil in order to improve its texture or fertility:

      you can add some soil-texturizing amendments to improve soil drainage
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: amendment, plural noun: amendments

    • noun

      a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.:

      an article added to the US Constitution:

    • noun

      an amendment to the US Constitution that prohibits any law limiting freedom with respect to religion, expression, peaceful assembly, or the right of citizens to petition the government:
    • noun

      an amendment to the US Constitution that contains a number of provisions relating to criminal law, including guarantees of due process and of the right to refuse to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself:
    • noun

      an amendment to the US Constitution that prohibits any law limiting freedom with respect to religion, expression, peaceful assembly, or the right of citizens to petition the government:
    • noun

      (in the UK) an amendment to a parliamentary bill that seeks to prevent a further reading by proposing reasons for its alteration or rejection.
    • noun

      an amendment to the US Constitution that contains a number of provisions relating to criminal law, including guarantees of due process and of the right to refuse to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself:
    • noun

      an amendment to a legislative bill that considerably weakens the bill's intended effect, or ruins the bill's chances of passing.
    • noun

      a proposed amendment to the US Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one's sex.
    • (in the US) exercise the right, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself
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