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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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English society and literature were animated by these visions of lands that were both "known" and "unknown," conveyed by travelers (Sandys, Cory-ate, Smith, the Sherleys) and by their amenders or their interpreters.
Under the new Constitution, although Amenders are the theoretical sovereign, they neither control issues of war and peace, nor the national economy, which were given to the federal government, nor local matters such as property and family law, which were assumed to rest with the state governments.
It is not available for late amenders (for the TEFRA, the TRA 1984 or the REA) or exclusive benefit violations.