Abolish vs Amendment - What's the difference?
As a verb abolish
is to end a law, system, institution, custom or practice .
As a noun amendment is
an alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
To end a law, system, institution, custom or practice.
* 2002', William Schabas, ''The '''abolition of the death penalty in international law (Cambridge University Press):
(archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.
- Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.
- And with thy blood abolish so reproachful blot.
- His quick instinctive hand Caught at the hilt, as to abolish him.
* abrogate, annul, cancel, dissolve, nullify, repeal, revoke
* establish, found
An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
* 2014 , Ian Black, "
Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
(legal) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.
- Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
- The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
- The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.
- a soil amendment