Amendment vs Constitution - What's the difference?
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.
As a proper noun constitution is
the supreme law of some countries, such as australia, ireland, and the united states.
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
The act, or process of setting something up, or establishing something; the composition or structure of such a thing; its makeup.
* Sir J. Herschel
The formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institutions.
- the physical constitution of the sun
A legal document describing such a formal system.
The general health of a person.
A person's physique or temperament.
- Our constitution had begun to exist in times when statesmen were not much accustomed to frame exact definitions.
- Our constitutions have never been enfeebled by the vices or luxuries of the old world.
- He defended himself with less passion than was expected from his constitution .