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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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The second method, the result of which is given in the variable duration2, counts the months elapsed between the amendable date of the previous contract and the ratification date of the contract under negotiation.
An existing contract remains in effect after the amendable date until a new contract is agreed to by the negotiating teams and ratified by represented members.
If approved, the new contract would be amendable at the end of 2019.
If ratified, the contract will go into effect November 2015 and would become amendable in 2021.
The ratified agreement for Horizon's dispatchers becomes amendable on Aug.
The company's current contract with TWU 550, which represents around 185 Southwest Airlines dispatchers, became amendable in November 2009.
May 1, 2008 marks the amendable date of the APA-American Airlines contract.
The previous three-year agreement became amendable on Jan.
Their existing agreement becomes amendable on 31 December 2011 but its terms provide for an early opening of negotiations.
This provision gives either party the option to initiate bargaining up to 18 months before the contract's May 1, 2008 amendable date.
The previous three-year contract became amendable on Jan.
Before this agreement the current contract would have become amendable on 1 November 2011.