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  • Amend — A*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf. {Emend}, {Mend}.] To change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amend — To improve. To change for the better by removing defects or faults. To change, correct, revise. Texas Co. v. Fort, 168 Tenn. 679, 80 S.W.2d 658, 660. See amendment …   Black's law dictionary

  • amend — To improve. To change for the better by removing defects or faults. To change, correct, revise. Texas Co. v. Fort, 168 Tenn. 679, 80 S.W.2d 658, 660. See amendment …   Black's law dictionary

  • To amend a bill — Amend A*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf. {Emend}, {Mend}.] To change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amended — Amend A*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf. {Emend}, {Mend}.] To change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amending — Amend A*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf. {Emend}, {Mend}.] To change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expurgate — expurgation, n. expurgator, n. /ek speuhr gayt /, v.t., expurgated, expurgating. 1. to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms fairy tales. 2. to purge or… …   Universalium

  • expurgate — I verb abridge, amend by removing, blue pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, clean up, cleanse, conceal, cross out, cut, cut out, delete, depurate, efface, eliminate, enforce censorship, erase, expunge, expurgare, free from objectionable content,… …   Law dictionary

  • expurgate — ex•pur•gate [[t]ˈɛk spərˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing 1) to amend by removing words deemed objectionable 2) to purge of something morally offensive • Etymology: 1615–25; < L expurgātus, ptp. of expurgāre to cleanse, clear away ex… …   From formal English to slang

  • expurgate — /ˈɛkspɜgeɪt / (say ekspergayt), / pəgeɪt/ (say puhgayt) verb (t) (expurgated, expurgating) 1. to amend by removing offensive or objectionable matter: to expurgate a book. 2. to purge or cleanse. {Latin expurgātus, past participle, purged}… …   Australian English dictionary