[uh-mend on-er-uh-buh l; French a-mahn daw-naw-ra-bluh]
- a formal apology to a person whose honor has been offended.
Origin of amende honorable
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- a public apology and reparation made to satisfy the honour of the person wrongedSometimes shortened to: amende
C18: literally: honourable compensation
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