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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 




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