What does the word amendment mean?

Usage examples for amendment

  1. " I move an amendment in favor of Miss Wildespin," said I, doubtfully. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  2. " I move as an amendment that the report be held over until we are supplied with more details," he said. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss