Act vs Amendment - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between act and amendment

is that act is (countable) something done, a deed while amendment is an alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.

As a verb act

is to do something.

act

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Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • , a federal territory of Australia.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A certain standardized college admissions test in the United States, originally called the (term).
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  • Coordinate terms

    * (American College Test) SAT , GMAT , MCAT , DAT

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    amendment

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • (legal) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
  • An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.
  • The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.
  • That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
  • a soil amendment

    Synonyms

    * improvement * reformation

    See also

    * engrossed * * repeal

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