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 Amen Corner,Amen’thes (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Amende honorable,
 
in France, was a degrading punishment inflicted on traitors, parricides, and sacrilegious persons, who were brought into court with a rope round their neck, and made to beg pardon of God, the king, and the court.   1
   Now the public acknowledgment of the offence is all that is required.   2
 


 Amen Corner,Amen’thes (3 syl.). 

 
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