material alteration
material alteration n: an alteration made to an instrument that adds or deletes any provision or changes the rights and obligations of any party under it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

material alteration
n.
A change to a document that alters its original meaning or its legal effect.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


material alteration
n. A substantial change in a contract or other document that changes its interpretation or effect.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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