modification
I noun adaptation, adjustment, alteration, change, correction, exception, limitation, partial change, qualification, reservation, restriction, slight change, variation associated concepts: amendment, material modification, modification of a contract, modification of a decree, modification of a will, modification of an order, modification of judgment, reformation II index abatement (reduction), amendment (correction), correction (change), curtailment, innovation, qualification (condition), transition, treatment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


modification
1) A change in an existing court order or judgment, commonly sought in family law cases where a spouse paying support asks for a modificaiton of the amount based on a change in circumstances since the original order was made.
2) A physical change to a legally disabled tenant's living space, made because the alteration is necessary for the tenant to live safely and comfortably on the premises. Normally, tenants pay for the modifications and can be asked to undo them when they leave.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


modification
A change or alteration in existing materials.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


modification
A change or alteration in existing materials.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

modification
n.
   a change in an existing court order or judgment made necessary by a change in circumstances since the order or judgment was made or to cure an error. A motion (petition) to the court for modification is common after divorce judgments because the courts "retain jurisdiction" over matters concerning the children which may need changes such as terms of child support and custody.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • modification — [ mɔdifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1385; lat. modificatio 1 ♦ Didact. Manière d être accidentelle d une substance; relation du mode à la substance qu il détermine. ⇒ modalité. « Les passions ne sont que des modifications de l amour de soi » (Rousseau). 2 ♦ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Modification — Mod i*fi*ca tion, n. [L. modificatio a measuring: cf. F. modification. See {Modify}.] 1. The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine. Bentley. Syn: change, alteration,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Modification — may refer to: Modifications of school work for students with special educational needs Modifications (genetics) Posttranslational modifications Mod (computer gaming) Modified car Body modification Grammatical modifier See also All pages with… …   Wikipedia

  • modification — UK US /ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► a change to something, usually to improve it: »Modification of the firmware to run more programs is fairly simple. slight/minor modification »The press release is ready apart from a couple of slight… …   Financial and business terms

  • modification — Refers to a change in the terms of a filed plan. A plan may be changed by the proponent of the plan or the reorganized debtor before or after confirmation. If the modification is sought after a plan has been confirmed, the plan, as modified, must …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • modification — (n.) c.1500, in philosophy, from M.Fr. modification (14c.) and directly from L. modificationem (nom. modificatio) a measuring, noun of action from pp. stem of modificare (see MODIFY (Cf. modify)). Meaning alteration to an object to bring it up to …   Etymology dictionary

  • modification — Modification. s. f. v. L action par laquelle une chose est modifiée. Il signifie aussi, Restriction, limitation. On enregistra tous les Edits avec quelque modification …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • modification — modification. См. модификация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Modification — Modification. См. Модифицирование. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Modification — Modification, lat., Abänderung; modificiren, abändern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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