|n. sing. &||1.||Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.|
|Noun||1.||amends - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury|
|2.||amends - something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"|
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.