What is Amends?

Legal Definition
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, 1 and.2; Willes' Rep. 671, 2; 6 Bin. 83; 5 Serg. & R. 517, 299; 3 Id. 295; 4 Bin. 20.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A satisfaction given by a wrong-doer to the party injured, for a wrong committed. 1 Lil. Reg. 81.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Satisfaction for an injury.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary