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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.

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I've made amends with the people involved and we've all moved on and grown up.
The capital side had to wait for just four minutes for an equaliser as Ahmad made amends for his earlier mistake with a thumping shot into an empty net after a deflected corner kick had landed at his feet.
Mitchell Fellows missed a penalty for Wednesfield at home to Goodrich but made amends with two goals either side of an Andy Reid strike to seal a 2-1 victory.
While Mirfin should have got in a clearance before Feeney scored Stockport's first, he made amends with a great piece of work to set up Abbott's goal.
However, the Irish international made amends on 53 minutes when his header from Carl Motteram was fumbled over the line by Newcastle keeper Adam Bartlett.
It also made amends for a mix-up which brought an end to a promising innings of 25 from Michael Vaughan, who was left stranded after they attempted to run a quick single, although Hussain fell just short of reaching three figures when he gave a sharp return catch to left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique.
It is doubtless that a more humane regime in Iraq would have handled this crisis differently, perhaps made amends with the world community and ended the sanctions long ago.
More than 86 years have passed and still New York Life has not made amends to the heirs and beneficiaries of their Armenian policyholders," said Kaloosdian.
Ibehre made amends for his penalty miss by levelling, and U's manager Joe Dunne said: "We were just unlucky.
Real's Sergio Ramos (above) said: "We have made amends, now we have a clear idea of how we play.
Andy Dorman missed a great chance for the SPL side, firing wide with only the keeper to beat, before the midfielder made amends in 34 minutes.
Valencia striker Villa missed a penalty for the Group A winners but made amends in 52 minutes before Llorente (right) scrambled the clincher.