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Amende

Amende

a pecuniary punishment or fine; a reparation or recantation. Amende honorable.

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.

Origin: f. See amend.


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