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To change by some formal process. For example, one may amend a charter to change how a company operates. Likewise, one may amend a tax return to make it more accurate.


A change to an agreement; an attachment added after contract execution in order to modify or expand upon the original contract.

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The opposition parties have told the government not to bring the amendments again in the state assembly.
Most positive about the amendment was its granting of full citizenship and legal rights to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States.
In response, James Madison and other supporters of the Constitution--the Federalists--promised that they would propose a set of constitutional amendments in the first session of Congress to address these concerns.
To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check-processing changes, the amendments will become effective June 18, 2005.
Illinois courts have been so hostile to this right that DeMar's lawyer never cited the Second Amendment in his arguments, relying instead on other, tangentially related constitutional provisions.
These leaders were incensed over the president's incessant promotion of a controversial plan to overhaul the Social Security system and his lack of work on behalf of a Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA), a constitutional revision that would ban gay marriage in America.
Are gay men and lesbians the only ones who think President Bush's Federal Marriage Amendment to forever ban same-sex marriage is an outrage?
The amendment to the $87 billion wartime supplemental spending bill passed 248-179, with the support of 47 Republicans.
Both the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments protect individuals from the denial of "life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
In general, remedial amendments are accepted if (1) the amendments, when adopted retroactively, conform the plan as of the statutory effective dates and (2) the plan operates in conformance with the changes during the interim period.
Social Security amendments lift the ban on payments to public long-term care institutions; also permit direct government "vendor" payments to providers and require state licensure programs for nursing homes.