amende honorable

amende honorable
/amend onarabal/ An apology.
In old English law, it was a penalty imposed upon a person by way of disgrace or infamy, as a punishment for any offense, or for the purpose of making reparation for any injury done to another, as the walking into church in a white sheet, with a rope about the neck and a torch in the hand, and begging the pardon of God, or the king, or any private individual, for some delinquency. A punishment somewhat similar to this, which bore the same name, was common in France for offenses against public decency or morality. It was abolished by the law of the 25th of September, 1791. In 1826 it was re-introduced in cases of sacrilege and was finally abolished in 1830

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(for improper treatment or language),


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  • Amende Honorable — L amende honorable était une peine infamante de l ancien droit pénal français, consistant pour le condamné à reconnaître publiquement sa faute et à en demander pardon à Dieu, à la société et aux hommes. Elle pouvait être simple, et dans ce cas le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amende Honorable — • An obsolete form of honorary satisfaction, customary in the Church in France as late as the seventeenth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Amende Honorable     Amende Honorable …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Amende honorable — was originally a mode of punishment in France which required the offender, stripped to his shirt, and led into a church or auditory with a torch in his hand and a rope round his neck held by the public executioner, to beg pardon on his knees of… …   Wikipedia

  • Amende honorable — Amende A mende , n. [F. See {Amend}.] A pecuniary punishment or fine; a reparation or recantation. [1913 Webster] {Amende honorable}. (Old French Law) A species of infamous punishment in which the offender, being led into court with a rope about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amende honorable — L’amende honorable était une peine infamante d’Ancien Régime, plus grave que le blâme, mais moins que l’exposition publique, le fouet, la mutilation, les galères, le bannissement et la question[1]. On dit de quelqu un qu il « fait amende… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • amende honorable — n. (pl. amendes honorables pronunc. same) a public or open apology, often with some form of reparation. Etymology: F, = honourable reparation * * * ȧmääⁿdȯnȯrȧblə, b(lə) noun (plural amendes honorables “) Etymology: French, literally …   Useful english dictionary

  • amende honorable — [əˌmɒamende honorabled ɒnɔ: rα:bl(ə)] noun (plural amendes honorables pronunciation same) literary a public apology or reparation. Origin Fr., lit. honourable reparation …   English new terms dictionary

  • amende honorable — /euh mend on euhr euh beuhl/; Fr. /ann mahonn daw naw rddann bleu/, pl. amendes honorables /euh mendz on euhr euh beuhl/; Fr. /ann mahonn daw naw rddann bleu/. a formal apology to a person whose honor has been offended. [1660 70; < F; see AMENDS …   Universalium

  • AMENDE HONORABLE —    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… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • amende honorable — a·mende ho·no·ra·ble || amÉ’0303;ːd É”nÉ”rabl form of punishment in which a person must attend church or court with a rope around his neck and beg forgiveness from God and his fellow man (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amende honorable — [Fr.] Apology (for improper treatment or language), reparation …   New dictionary of synonyms

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