Etymology
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amends (n.)

early 14c., "recompense, compensation for loss or injury," collective singular, from Old French amendes "fine, penalty, reparation, compensation," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).

updated on December 30, 2016

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Definitions of amends from WordNet

amends (n.)
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury;
Synonyms: damages / indemnity / indemnification / restitution / redress
amends (n.)
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong;
how can I make amends
Synonyms: reparation
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.