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Amende honorable Explained

AMENDE HONORABLE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

ke amends (to sb) (for sth / for doing sth) to do sth for sb in order to show that you are sorry for sth wrong or unfair that you have done:
She tried to make amends for what she had said to her mother by buying her some flowers.noun
[usually pl.] (plural amenities) a feature that makes a place pleasant, comfortable or easy to live in:
The campsite is close to all local amenities. * Many of the houses lacked even basic amenities (= for example, baths, showers, hot water).noun
a person with one American and one Asian parent
Amerasian adjectivenoun, adjective
1 a person from America, especially the US
2 (also American

Amende honorable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Amende \A`mende"\, n. [F. See {Amend}.]
A pecuniary punishment or fine; a reparation or recantation.

{Amende honorable}. (Old French Law) A species of infamous
punishment in which the offender, being led into court
with a rope about his neck, and a lighted torch in his
hand, begged pardon of his God, the court, etc. In popular
language, the phrase now denotes a public apology or
recantation, and reparation to an injured party, for
improper language or treatment.