amende honorable

noun amende ho·no·ra·ble \ȧmääⁿdȯnȯrȧblə, -b(lə)\

Definition of amende honorable

plural

amendes honorables

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  1. :  reparation for a crime or injury formerly consisting in such a formal and humiliating acknowledgment of offense and apology as will restore the injured or offended honor of the one wronged; broadly :  a full acknowledgment of error with apology

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Origin and Etymology of amende honorable

French, literally, honorable reparation


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