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Originally a mode of punishment in France which required the offender, stripped to his shirt, and led into court with a rope round his neck held by the public executioner, to beg pardon on his knees of his God, his king, and his country; now used to denote a satisfactory apology or reparation.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Amende Honorable'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/amende-honorable.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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