Law An offer to publish a correction and an apology for an act of libel: the plaintiff cannot succeed if the defendant proves that an offer of amends was made in good time
More example sentences
- In the circumstances I have summarised above, I believe that the right discount for the belated offer of amends and apology is 35%.
- Under section 4 of the Defamation Act 1952 the defendant can establish a valid defence if he proves that he published the words innocently and has made an offer of amends.
- Parliament intended that a defendant whose offer of amends is turned down should have a statutory defence for that very reason - save in exceptional circumstances.
Definition of offer of amends in:
- The US English dictionary