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Change in a legal document made by adding, altering, or omitting a certain part or term. Amended documents, when properly executed (signed by all parties concerned), retain the legal validity of the original document. For construction or supply contracts, amendment refers to change made before the contract is awarded, any change made afterwards is called modification.

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The salesman made an amendment to agreed car lease stating that the buyer would not have to pay the first months payment which was originally mandatory in the lease.
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After I ordered carpet for the new house, I realized I had forgotten one of the rooms. I had to call the contractor to write an amendment to our contract to include the additional room.
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The confusing wording of the document was unacceptable to John, therefore he would not sign until an amendment was made to it.
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