amendes honorables

amende honorable

[uh-mend on-er-uh-buhl; French a-mahn daw-naw-ra-bluh]
noun, plural amendes honorables [uh-mendz on-er-uh-buhl; French a-mahn daw-naw-ra-bluh] .
a formal apology to a person whose honor has been offended.

1660–70; < French; see amends, honorable Unabridged
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amende honorable (amɑ̃d ɔnɔrablə)
n , pl amendes honorables
Sometimes shortened to: amende a public apology and reparation made to satisfy the honour of the person wronged
[C18: literally: honourable compensation]

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