early 13c., "betterment, improvement;" c. 1300, of persons, "correction, reformation," from Old French amendment, from amender (see amend). Sense expanded to include "correction of error in a legal process" (c. 1600) and "alteration of a writ or bill" to remove its faults (1690s).
1. Mr. Helm plans to assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.
2. A constitutional amendment precludes any president from serving more than two terms.
3. Even if the amendment is passed it can be defeated judicially.
4. Parliament gained certain rights of amendment.
5. He tried to push the amendment through Parliament.