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amend (verb) to change slightly (a law, a rule, a resolution, etc.).

Usually when it is felt that some changes are to be made in the existing law, rule, etc., to make such changes is to amend the rule, law, etc.. Also, when a law, or a rule is going to be made, and if people want some parts of it changed, they want it amended. A parliament or a senate may amend a law if the majority of the members want it amended. A business corporation, at its general body meeting, may amend some of the rules governing its function. Before a bill becomes an act, the members of the house may want some changes in its provisions. That means, they want the provisions to be amended.

  • The rules governing the provision of free medical aid and unemployment allowance, when amended, will enable some more people to benefit by them.
  • After it has been amended, the law dealing with the violators has become less severe, and it is feared that it may encourage violations.
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