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amend

v. to alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract or a written pleading filed in a law suit. The change is usually called an amendment. The legislature will amend a statute, the parties to a contract can amend it, and a party to a lawsuit can amend his or her own pleading. A contract can be amended only by the parties participating in the contract. If the contract is written, it can be amended only in writing (although curiously enough an oral contract can be amended orally or in writing). A pleading can be amended before it is served on the other party, by stipulation or agreement in court between the parties (actually usually between their attorneys), or upon order of the court. (See: amended complaint, statute, stipulation)

amend

verb add to, adjust, alter, ameliorate, better, change, correct, corrigere, edit, emend, emendare, enhance, enrich, improve, mend, modify, perfect, polish, rectify, refashion, refine, reform, remedy, remove faults, renew, revamp, revise, rework, rewrite, upgrade
Associated concepts: amend a certificate of incorporation, amend a law, amend a pleading, amend a statute, amend a will
See also: adjust, alter, convert, edit, emend, fix, meliorate, modify, reconsider, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, remedy, renew, renovate, repair, resolve, restore, revise, supplement
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If appearing before Judge Saylor or before a district court judge that may follow his approach, a defendant should seek leave of the court (or obtain its opponent's written consent) prior to seeking to amend or add new counterclaims in response to an amended complaint.
But in practice, a defendant may instead oppose a plaintiff's motion to amend the complaint.
Plan sponsors who miss this amnesty program may amend their plans using other IRS compliance programs; however, these programs carry significantly higher penalties.
If the buyer is trading up to a more expensive home in 1993, he would not have to amend his 1993 return.
Buyers may amend prior-year returns to obtain the deduction for seller-paid points.
This final rule amends the FAR to clarify that the Javits-Wagner O'Day (JWOD) program becomes a mandatory source of supplies and services when the supplies or services have been added to the Procurement List maintained by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.
Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a nonrefundable tax credit for adult day care expenses.
Section 203 of the USA PATRIOT Act amends Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to permit the disclosure of grand jury information containing foreign intelligence information to "any federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official in order to assist the official receiving that information in the performance of his official duties.
X amends Plans A and B to transfer the assets and liabilities of the Division 2 employees from Plan A to Plan B in a spinoff/merger, with no amendment of B's distribution provisions.