Legal Definition and Related Resources of Change

Meaning of Change

Alteration, substitution of one thing for another, without any connotation of either improvement or deterioration. Garn- holz v La Driere (Mo.) 229 S. W.2d512. To alter or make different. Stockburger v Jordan, 76 P.2d 671, 10 Cal.2d 636

Change Alternative Definition

As applied to money, the verb “change” means to convey it to some one who would give what in popular language is denominated “change,” in exchange for it. 104 111. 585. As applied to money, the noun “change” means bills, or gold or silver coins, or some of each, of lesser denominations, in amount of equal value. 104 111. 535.

Synonyms of Change


  • adapt
  • adjust
  • alter
  • be converted
  • be inconstant
  • be irresolute
  • convert
  • convertere in
  • deviate
  • displace
  • diverge
  • evolve
  • exchange
  • fluctuate
  • give in exchange
  • go through phases
  • immutare
  • innovate
  • interchange
  • make a transition
  • make different
  • make over
  • metamorphose
  • modify
  • modulate
  • permute
  • put in the place of
  • recast
  • recondition
  • reconstruct
  • reform
  • regenerate
  • remake
  • reorganize
  • replace
  • resolve into
  • restyle
  • revise
  • revive
  • revolutionize
  • show phases
  • subrogate
  • substitute
  • switch
  • switch around
  • transfigure
  • transform
  • transmogrify
  • transmute
  • transubstantiate
  • turn from
  • turn into
  • variegate
  • vary
  • Associated Concepts: additions and alterations
  • change in circumstances
  • change in conditions
  • change in occupancy
  • change in ownership
  • change in title
  • change of address
  • change of beneficiary
  • change of domicile
  • change of duties
  • change of name
  • change of ownership
  • change of parties
  • change of position
  • change of possession
  • change of venue
  • major change
  • minor change
  • permanent change
  • proposed change

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Amend, Amendment, Avulsion, Commutation, Delivery, Deviation, Domicile, Falsify, Improvement, Laches, Lesion, Major Dispute, Manufacture, Municipal Corporation, Newly Discovered Evidence, Plebiscite, Power, Prejudice, Rezoning, Subrogation, Suggestion, .


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Concept of Change in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Change: The principle that no physical or economic condition remains the same.

Concept of Change in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Change: The principle that no physical or economic condition remains the same.


See Also

  • Exchange


See Also

  • Alter
  • Fundamental
  • Party
  • Venue



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