Amends is defined as compensation for harm.(noun)
An example of amends may be the payment in accordance with terms of a lawsuit brought against a defendant who had harmed the plaintiff.
The definition of amends means to apologize or make a poor situation better.(verb)
An example of someone making amends is a husband bringing home flowers to his wife after an argument.
See amends in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr, pl. of amende, a fine: see amend
See amends in American Heritage Dictionary 4
plural noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Origin: Middle English amendes
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , pl. of amende, reparation
Origin: , from amender, to amend; see amend.
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