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Definition of Amend

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change, alter; improve; improve oneself
Amend Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To change or modify in any way for the better
(v. t.)
by supplying deficiencies;
(v. t.)
by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify.
(v. t.)
by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;
(v. i.)
To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\a*mend"\ (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. amended; p. pr. & vb. n. amending.] [f. amender, l. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to skr. minda personal defect. cf. emend, mend.] to change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a) by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like; (b) by supplying deficiencies; (c) by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify. mar not the thing that can not be amended. an instant emergency, granting no possibility for revision, or opening for amended thought. we shall cheer her sorrows, and amend her blood, by wedding her to a norman. w. scott.

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 to amend a bill 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Diwygio = to amend, to reform
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WordNet 2.0

1. make amendments to; "amend the document"
(hypernym) revise
(derivation) amendment
2. to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
(synonym) better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage
(cause) better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
(verb-group) better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
3. set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
(synonym) rectify, remediate, remedy, repair
(hypernym) correct, rectify, right
Amend Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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To revise or correct. Example: After a legal contract is discussed by the participating parties, there are usually some changes made to the contract, which can be added or deleted by an amendment to the contract.
Amend Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of moving or making changes
Amend Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Amend as a verb means to change or modify something, as in:
  • Constitutional amendment, a change to the constitution of a nation or a state
  • Amend (motion), a motion to modify a pending main motion in parliamentary procedure
  • Amend, Iran (disambiguation), places in Iran

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Amend Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
To make a change in a bill, a law, or a complaint or other court pleading or document.

Under Fed.R.Civ.Proc. 15(a), 'a party may amend his pleading once as a matter of course at any time before a responsive pleading is served.' This court has held that 'a motion to dismiss is not a `responsive pleading' within the meaning of the Rule. Neither the filing nor granting of such a motion before answer terminates the right to amend; an order of dismissal denying leave to amend at that stage is improper.' Schreiber Distributing v. Serv-Well Furniture Co., 806 F.2d 1393, 1401 (9th Cir.'86). 'It is of no consequence that no request to amend the pleading was made in the district court.' Id.

In dismissing for failure to state a claim, 'a district court should grant leave to amend even if no request to amend the pleading was made, unless it determines that the pleading could not possibly be cured by the allegation of other facts.' Cook, Perkiss & Liehe v. N. Cal. Collection Service, 911 F.2d 242, 247 (9th Cir.'90).

However, where redrafting could not cure the pleading, it is proper for the district court to dismiss the complaint without allowing the plaintiff to amend. Frigard v. United States, 862 F.2d 201, 204 (9th Cir.'88), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1098 ('89).
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To change, to revise, usually to the wording of a written document such as legislation. - (read more on Amend)
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