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Amends is a member of the word family amend, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
Definition of the noun amends
What does amends mean as a name of something?
- a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
- lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
- synonyms of amends: damages / indemnification / indemnity / redress / restitution
- more generic word: compensation = something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation
- more specific terms:
- relief = redress awarded by a court
- compensatory damages / general damages / actual damages = compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
- nominal damages = a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained
- exemplary damages / punitive damages / smart money = compensation in excess of actual damages
- satisfaction / atonement / expiation = compensation for a wrong
- something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
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Second Edition by Stephen E Atkins
Amends FISA to require an application for an electronic surveillance order or search warrant to certify that a significant purpose (currently, the sole or main purpose) of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence information. (Sec.
Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)
by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver
Amends the Federal criminal code to provide increased criminal penalties for any person who transports firearms or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce if such person has multiple convictions for serious drug offenses and/or violent ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Requite, indemnify, reimburse, make amends to. Compensate, v. n. Atone, make compensation, make amends.
COMPEN'SABLE, able to recompense, or make Amends. - - To COMPENSATE [compenfer, F. compenfare, L.] to make Amends for, or re compense. - -> COMPENSATION, a Recompense or making Amends ...
by Nathan Bailey
COMPEN'SABLE, ablo to recompense, or make Amends.
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1D2S1
The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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