Compensation for a loss or injury recompense reparation
- a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
- something done or paid in expiation of an incorrect
- Compensation for a loss or damage; recompense; reparation.
satisfaction provided by a wrong-doer towards the party hurt, for an incorrect committed. 1 Lil. Reg. 81. BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)
early 14c., "restitution," collective single, from Old French amendes "fine, punishment," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).
(n. sing. & pl.) payment for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.
We made that small house ring with boisterous mirth and resound with the murmur of much sober talk, making amends then to Walden vale for the long silences.