Definition: correct; change ; generally for the better
Definition: correct; change ; generally for the better
Sentences Containing 'amend'
Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?
Most justly have these things happened unto thee: why dost not thou amend?
'Gentlemen, I wish you a good day, and hoping you and your families will also see your wickedness, and amend!'
And however the general experiences in the fishery may amend such reports as these; yet in their full terribleness, even to the bloodthirsty item of Povelson, the superstitious belief in them is, in some vicissitudes of their vocation, revived in the minds of the hunters.
Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?
and again was able to compel the government to withdraw or amend proposals which seemed dangerous to liberty, he opposed those liberals who, unable to obtain all the concessions which they called for, refused to vote for the new laws as a whole.
Section 32(2) was added in order to delay the enforcement of section 15 until government was given time to amend their laws to conform to the section.
In addition to the House and Senate labor board hearings, the Eisenhower administration embarked on a series of private, high-level negotiations to further amend the Taft-Hartley Act and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
In 2011, POGO worked with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to amend a defense budget bill that would have applied more secrecy to FOIA requests at the Department of Defense.
The Exportation of Arms Act 1900 (63 64 Vict. c.44), long title An Act to amend the Law relating to the Exportation of Arms, Ammunition, and Military and Naval Stores, was an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, given Royal Assent on 6 August 1900 and repealed in 1986.
FIFA insisted that all squads were assigned with numbers 1-23 so Argentina had to amend their squad list. England.
Parallels were drawn to the US experience of enacting "debt-ceilings" and how lawmakers have traditionally been able to amend such laws to their own political advantage.
Babbitt wrote a book in 2005 titled "Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America", where he proposes to amend the Endangered Species Act so that it is used to identify, conserve, and protect landscapes, watersheds, and ecosystems whether or not an endangered species exists there.
It was passed on 7 August 1874 and its full title is "An Act to alter and amend the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland".
A revised version of the book, called "The Great Terror: A Reassessment", was printed in 1990 after Conquest was able to amend the text, having consulted recently opened Soviet archives.
IPF voiced support for implementation of the recommendation of the Mandal Commission, and also supported V.P. Singh's position to amend a 10% quota for economically weak sectors from upper castes.
In 1985, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) considered an application to amend CBNLT's license so it can receive all of its programming directly from CBNT in St.
The family said that a 1987 will would have left the $1.1 million estate to Olsen's son, but that he had been coerced to amend the will in 1994 and to leave his estate to the university.
It will also make it easier for the Federal Parliament to amend the provisions which will then be reflected in the laws of the states and territories without the parliaments of each jurisdiction needing to debate and enact the amendments separately, although the states and territories reserve the right not to implement any amendments within their own jurisdiction.
1975 also saw the renaming of Alabama's on campus stadium, after the Alabama state legislature voted to amend the name to "Bryant-Denny Stadium" in honor of Coach Bryant.
It also contained so called Henry VIII clauses, which meant ministers could amend previous primary legislation through order (i.e. drafted by the Secretary of State without a vote in Parliament).
Nevertheless, in 2008 Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley, announced his intention to amend the local government laws to allow names chosen by plebiscite to supersede any Placenames Order under the Official Languages Act 2003.
These ballot measures, depending on the state in question, can either amend a state's constitution or enact a change in a state statute.
The objectives outlined in the leaked 'draft Strategy and programme for 2009-10' later confirmed that the organisation felt that it was "Essential to help establish a foundation from which the Conservatives could amend their position post election".
Supporters of Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act and other “lawful access” legislation, being proposed to date, believe the passage of these bills will amend current provision for “lawful access” in existing legislation like the Criminal Code and Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and support law enforcement to lawfully access transmission data from new technologies such as smartphones.
Some have called for laws to be made to bar lawmakers from resigning without sound reasons in future: Barrister Alan Hoo urged the government to amend the law as soon as possible to prohibit legislators resigning unless they are "incapacitated."
On 10 February, the constitutional affairs panel of LegCo passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to amend election bylaws, barring anyone who has resigned from standing for re-election.
He also said the government would seek to amend the election law to prevent such abuse in future.
The government tabled a bill to amend current legislation for by-elections for 13 July.
In 2013, Vellacott introduced Bill C560, an Act to Amend the "Divorce Act" and make shared parenting for children with separated parents the default outcome in courts, barring extraordinary circumstances.
The main goal of the proposed legislation is to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind Act)of 2001 under the Bush Administration with environmental education.
Next Holland proposed in the States General that a so-called Great Assembly (a kind of constitutional convention) should be convened at short notice, to amend the Union of Utrecht.> The States of Holland did not await this Assembly, however, but for their own province immediately started to make constitutional alterations.
Paul Member of Parliament (MP) Joy Smith's private member's bill, Bill C-268, was passed as An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years).
It has, however, taken steps to amend laws on public financial administration and public procurement.
Intelligence gathering continued up to the attack and was used to amend plans.
Community councils established by district councils under the 1973 Act were to continue to exist. The area councils took on the powers of the abolished districts to make or amend schemes for the establishment of communities.
Claims have been made that Australia's migration program is in conflict with anti age-discrimination legislation and there have been calls to remove or amend the age limit of 50 for general skilled migrants.
He resigned his post and departed for the United States after he was asked to amend, and apologise for, his robust leadership style.
Monroe served upon the Revisory Committee to amend West Virginia House of Delegates statutes in 1881.
Historically and presently, legislation to amend laws of succession generally argue for amendments to several historic acts, adjudged relevant to succession issues of the day.
Report Stage: An opportunity to amend the bill.
Passage: The bill is then sent to the other House which may amend it.
During the 40th Canadian Parliament he introduced the following bills: S-219: An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loans), S-220: An Act respecting commercial electronic messages, S-231: An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (human rights violations), and S-232: An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act. He retired, per Senate rules, on May 11, 2009, his 75th birthday.
The only difference is at Committee Stage where the 'committee' was, in fact, the House of Lords sitting as a whole; no evidence was taken on the Bill, and amendments at this stage were tabled in order to gain further information from the government on specific provisions of the Bill, rather than to actually amend the Bill.
Prime Minister David Cameron said that an Act of Parliament will amend the Act of Settlement 1701, the Royal Marriages Act 1772 and the Bill of Rights 1689 to establish absolute cognatic primogeniture for the descendants of Charles, Prince of Wales.
However, section 268 of the Electoral Act 1993 itself is not entrenched - which means that Parliament could repeal the section itself, and amend section 17 of the Act. Thus, the provision is said to only be 'singly entrenched'.
This Act was passed to allow the Parliament of New Zealand the ability to amend any part of the 1852 Act (a number of sections of the Act were unable to be amended by the Parliament of New Zealand, including provisions establishing the Parliament itself), requested by New Zealand in the New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947.
The British Act allowed New Zealand to amend the Constitution Act to abolish the Legislative Council, the appointed upper house of parliament originally by the 1852 Act.
Vice-regents continued to reserve the right to reject or amend any law they did not see fit.
Both the tribe and the United States, as "amicus curiae" argued that to be able to apply Public Law 280, the state had to amend their constitution to assume jurisdiction.
More Vocab Wordsfunctionary - official (who performs a particular function)
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.