What does AMENDE HONORABLE mean?

AMENDE HONORABLE meaning in Law Dictionary

In old English legislation. a penalty enforced upon someone by means of disgrace or infamy, as a discipline for offense, or for the objective of making reparation for injury done to another, as walking into chapel in a white sheet, with a rope about the neck and a torch in hand, and begging the pardon of Jesus, or perhaps the master, or any private individual, for a few delinquency. Bouvier. In French law. A species of punishment that offenders against general public decency or morality had been anciently condemned.

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Benjamin Sulte'S Comprehensive Histoire Des Canadians Francais (1882) Is A Well Written, Many Sided Work: Thomas Chapais' Monographs Are As Firmly Grounded As They Are Finely Expressed; His Jean Talon (1904) Is Of Prime Importance; And His Montcalm (1901) Is The Generous Amende Honorable Paid By French Canadian Literature To A Much Misrepresented, But Admirably Wrought, Career.

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