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amende honorable

[uh-mend on-er-uh-buh l; French a-mahn daw-naw-ra-bluh] /əˈmɛnd ˈɒn ər ə bəl; French a mɑ̃ dɔ nɔˈra blə/
noun, plural amendes honorables
[uh-mendz on-er-uh-buh l; French a-mahn daw-naw-ra-bluh] /əˈmɛndz ˈɒn ər ə bəl; French a mɑ̃ dɔ nɔˈra blə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a formal apology to a person whose honor has been offended.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < French; see amends, honorable
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amende honorable

/amɑ̃d ɔnɔrablə/
noun (pl) amendes honorables (amɑ̃dz ɔnɔrablə)
1.
a public apology and reparation made to satisfy the honour of the person wronged Sometimes shortened to amende
Word Origin
C18: literally: honourable compensation
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