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AMENDMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amendment mean? 

AMENDMENT (noun)
  The noun AMENDMENT has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: AMENDMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMENDMENT (noun)


Sense 1amendment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of amending or correcting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("amendment" is a kind of...):

correction; rectification (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)


Sense 2amendment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("amendment" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Instance hyponyms:

First Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech)

Fifth Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use)

Fourteenth Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government)

Eighteenth Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932)

Twentieth Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex)


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