Amendment


Amendment
Amendment
 
[ə'mendmənt, englisch »Berichtigung«] das, -s/-s, Zusatz, ergänzender oder abändernder Artikel zur Verfassung der USA von 1787 (bisher 26 Amendments) sowie zu den Verfassungen der Einzelstaaten. Die Amendments werden chronologisch an den ursprünglichen Verfassungstext angehängt, im Gegensatz zu der Praxis der meisten europäischen Staaten, die den ursprünglichen Verfassungstext durch den neuen ersetzen.

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Amend|ment [engl. amendment < frz. amendement]: ↑Amendement.
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Amen|de|ment [amãdə'mã:], Amendment [ə'mɛndmənt], das: -s, -s [frz. amendement, zu: amender, ↑amendieren]: 1. (Parl., Verfassungsw., Völkerr.) a) Abänderungsantrag zu einem Gesetzentwurf; b) Gesetz zur Änderung od. Ergänzung eines bereits erlassenen Gesetzes. 2. (Rechtsspr.) Berichtigung od. Änderung des Vorbringens einer Partei im Verlauf eines gerichtlichen Verfahrens.

Universal-Lexikon. 2012.

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