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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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'It is about time the Peza charter be amended due to economic imperatives and to improve the operations of economic zones in the Philippines,' Plaza explained.
Approximately US$2.21 million will be used to repay the Bridge Loan upon execution of the Amended Bluequest Loan Agreement.
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.
"We are just warning you the effect of the amended information," he said to the prosecution during Friday's hearing.
Defendants state as follows in response to the specific allegations of the Amended Complaint:
At present, the House proposal to amend the Constitution relating to marriage has 81 cosponsors and is pending in the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
The USA PATRIOT Act also amended Title III, FISA, and the federal statute related to pen registers to explicitly authorize the use of pen registers and traps and traces on communication networks other than just telephones.
MCEWAN HAS WRITTEN A POWERFUL and unsettling tale about our overlooked duty to make amends, a story in which the heroine discovers and repents of her own villainy.
In connection with the implementation of the Amended Price Range, Encana has also amended a condition of the Offer such that Encana may withdraw, vary or extend the Offer or may postpone the acceptance for payment of or the payment for Shares tendered pursuant to the Offer if, prior to take-up, there shall have occurred a decrease in excess of 10% of the market price of the Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange since the close of business on August 14, 2019.
Accordingly, 9,577,917 shares of its common stock remain available for repurchase under its Repurchase Program as amended by the 2018 Amended 10b5-1 Plan, as of 29 July 2019.
The Amended Law imposes amendments that impact no less than 40 articles of the Labour Law, the most important of which are as follows:
The plaintiffs eventually filed an amended complaint, which was met with a motion to dismiss, a second amended complaint, and an amended second amended complaint.