Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A change in an existing statute made by a legislative body. See 46 Ala. 340. Correction of a mistake or error occurring in a judicial proceeding. See 3 Bl. Comm. 406-410.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. The correction of an error committed in any process, pleading or proceeding at law or in equity, and which is done either of course or by the consent of parties or upon motion to the ceurt in which the proceeding is pending. 3 Bl. Comm. 407, 448; 1 Tidd, Pr. 696. Hardin v. Boyd, 113 U. S. 756, 5 Sup. Ct 771, 28 L. Ed. 1141. Any writing made or proposed as an improvement of some principal writing. In legislation. A modification or alteration proposed to be made in a bill on its passage, or an enacted law; also such modification or change when made. Brake v. Calli-Bon (C. C ) 122 Fed. 722.