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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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carriers that were members of AIRCON and includes contracts ratified between January 1, 1984, and December 20, 2002 (so that the sample includes contracts that became amendable as early as 1982, thus covering negotiating activity from 1982 to 2002).
The ratified agreement for Horizon's technicians becomes amendable in 2020.
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 agreement would go into effect in early November and become amendable in December 2019.
Their existing agreement becomes amendable on 31 December 2011 but its terms provide for an early opening of negotiations.
The West pilots contract became amendable in December 2006, while the East contract becomes amendable in December 2009.
The deadline to reach an on-time contract came and went with the passing of our amendable date 161 days ago.
Contracts in the airline industry do not expire, they only become amendable, and it is common for negotiations to last for years beyond the amendable date.
Before this agreement the current contract would have become amendable on 1 November 2011.
May 1, 2008 marks the amendable date of the APA-American Airlines contract.
If ratified, the new contract would become amendable on Dec.