A minor change or addition design to improve a piece of text or legislation.
Middle English (in the sense ‘improvement, correction’): from Old French amendement, from amender (see amend).
“Until the amendment we have no idea what effect it will have.”
“It’s called an amendment and that means it can be amended!”
The last stage of life; old age.
Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels