amende honorable


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amende honorable

(amɑ̃d ɔnɔrablə)
n, pl amendes honorables (amɑ̃dz ɔnɔrablə)
a public apology and reparation made to satisfy the honour of the person wronged. Sometimes shortened to: amende
[C18: literally: honourable compensation]
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La prise de conscience du role que nous avons joue a conduit les responsables des provinces oblates du Canada a presenter aux populations autochtones, en 1992, une amende honorable pour notre participation a cette domination culturelle.
Dans un communique rendu public, jeudi, la SSPA/MCA tente de faire amende honorable en presentant ses excuses.
When this was not forthcoming, he eventually did make an amende honorable, but this did not last.