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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)

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Registered shareholders who had previously submitted a letter of transmittal (in its previous form) with their share certificate in respect of a tender of Shares at a price in the previous range and who wish to tender their Shares at a price in the Amended Price Range, are required to submit an Amended Letter of Transmittal to the depositary, which for the purpose of the amended Offer, will be deemed to be submitted with the share certificate currently held by the depositary.
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Alexis Abastilla-Suarez, one of the lawyers of Estrada, told reporters that she is glad that the amended information was withdrawn since "yung pinapalabas nila kasi sa amended information na yung mastermnid nung lahat na ito ay si Senator Estrada [what they are trying to show in the amended information is that Senator Estrada is the mastermind]."
Sharma has pointed out that scrutiny of the amended rule by Parliament as per the Act is meaningless because the actions taken by the government before modification by the House would remain valid.
Defendants state as follows in response to the specific allegations of the Amended Complaint:
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QUETTA, 24 March , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The Balochistan Assembly (BA) on Tuesday approved unanimously Land Laws (amended) Bill-2009 which will be enforced with immediate effect in the province.