Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to amends: make amends
See: collection, compensation, damages, expiation, indemnification, indemnity, payment, recompense, reparation, restitution, retribution

AMENDS. A satisfaction, given by a wrong doer to the party injured for a wrong committed. 1 Lilly's Reg. 81.
     2. By statute 24 Geo. II. c. 44, in England, and by similar statutes in some of the United States, justices of the peace, upon being notified of an intended suit against them, may tender amends fore the wrong alleged or done by them in their official character, and if found sufficient, the tender debars the action. See Act of Penn. 21 March, 1772, Sec. 1 and.2; Willes' Rep. 671, 2; 6 Bin. 83; 5 Serg. & R. 517, 299; 3 Id. 295; 4 Bin. 20.

References in periodicals archive ?
After a case has gotten underway, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(2) requires either the court's leave or the opposing party's written consent for a party to amend its pleadings.
This final rule amends the FAR to clarify that the Javits-Wagner O'Day (JWOD) program becomes a mandatory source of supplies and services when the supplies or services have been added to the Procurement List maintained by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.
Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a nonrefundable tax credit for adult day care expenses.
Section 203 of the USA PATRIOT Act amends Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to permit the disclosure of grand jury information containing foreign intelligence information to "any federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official in order to assist the official receiving that information in the performance of his official duties.
amends its laws or agrees to a provision in an income tax treaty with another country to allow tax-sparing credits, the parties with promptly amend the convention to include a tax-sparing credit provision.
The Amended Merger Agreement fully amends and restates the parties prior Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") which JK Acquisition Corp.
X amends Plans A and B to transfer the assets and liabilities of the Division 2 employees from Plan A to Plan B in a spinoff/merger, with no amendment of B's distribution provisions.
the "Partnership" or "Star") (NYSE: SGU, SGH) announced today that the Contingent Amendment, which amends the Kestrel Unit Purchase Agreement to provide for an increase in the price of Kestrel's equity investment and related rights offering, from $2.
This amended report restates the Company's consolidated financial statements for fiscal years ended July 31, 2002 through 2004, and amends selected financial data for fiscal years 2000 and 2001.
The new report amends a report of Orion's restructuring that the Company originally filed with the SEC on December 21, 2004, and includes interim financial statements of the acquired companies as well as pro forma financial statements, which were required to be filed within 75 days of the closing of the acquisition.