What is Ampliation?

Legal Definition
Civil law. A deferring of judgment until the cause is further examined. In this case, the judges pronounced the word amplius, or by writing the letters N.L. for non liquet, signifying that the cause was not clear. In practice, it is usual in the courts when time is taken to form a judgment, to enter a curia advisare vult; cur. adv. vult. (q. v.)
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
French law. Signifies the giving a duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument, in order that it may be produced in different places. The copies which notaries make out of acts passed before them, and which are delivered to the parties, are also called ampliations. Dict. de Jur. h. t.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In the civil law. A deferring of judgment until a cause be further examined. Calvin.; Cowell. An order for the rehearing of a cause on a day appointed, for the sake of more ample information. Halifax, Anal. b. 3, c. 13, n. 32. In French law. A duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument. A notary's copy of acts passed before him, delivered to the parties.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A deferring of judgment pending further consideration.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary