amity


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am·i·ty

 (ăm′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. am·i·ties
Peaceful relations, as between nations; friendship.

[Middle English amite, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *amīcitās, from Latin amīcus, friend.]

amity

(ˈæmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
friendship; cordiality
[C15: from Old French amité, from Medieval Latin amīcitās friendship, from Latin amīcus friend]

am•i•ty

(ˈæm ɪ ti)

n.
a peaceful relationship, as between nations; friendship; harmony.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French amitie, Old French amiste(t) < Vulgar Latin *amīcitātem, acc. of *amīcitās= Latin amīc(us) friend + -itās -ity]

amity

friendship or harmony between individuals or groups. Also called comity.
See also: Relationship
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amity - a cordial dispositionamity - a cordial disposition    
friendliness - a friendly disposition
2.amity - a state of friendship and cordialityamity - a state of friendship and cordiality
peace - the state prevailing during the absence of war
peaceableness, peacefulness - a state that is calm and tranquil

amity

Translations
友誼

amity

[ˈæmɪtɪ] N (frm) → concordia f, amistad f

amity

[ˈæmɪti] n (formal) (= peace) → amitié f
in amity → en bonne entente

amity

References in classic literature ?
Every line that could possibly be interpreted into a secret inclination for war, was carefully avoided; while, on the other hand, he studied those conceits that might be construed into amity.
May this good-fellowship endure; may these banners here blended in amity so remain; may they never any more wave over opposing hosts, or be stained with blood which was kindred, is kindred, and always will be kindred, until a line drawn upon a map shall be able to say: "THIS bars the ancestral blood from flowing in the veins of the descendant
It did assist; for though he began with grave looks and short questions, he was soon led on to talk of them all in the usual way, and to take the child out of her arms with all the unceremoniousness of perfect amity.
I had left this woman in bitterness and hate, and I came back to her now with no other emotion than a sort of ruth for her great sufferings, and a strong yearning to forget and forgive all injuries--to be reconciled and clasp hands in amity.
As I thought of all I owed that noble fish, I kneeled by the river's bearded lip, among the nettles and the meadowsweet, and swore by the inconstant moon that trout and I were henceforth kinsmen, and that between our houses should be an eternal amity.
Methinks I feel new strength within me rise, Wings growing, and Dominion giv'n me large Beyond this Deep; whatever drawes me on, Or sympathie, or som connatural force Powerful at greatest distance to unite With secret amity things of like kinde By secretest conveyance.
The envoy further added, "that in order to maintain the peace and amity between both empires, his master expected that his brother of Blefuscu would give orders to have me sent back to Lilliput, bound hand and foot, to be punished as a traitor.
The ceremony made use of at the reception of a stranger is somewhat unusual; as soon as he enters, all the courtiers strike him with their cudgels till he goes back to the door; the amity then subsisting between us did not secure me from this uncouth reception, which they told me, upon my demanding the reason of it, was to show those whom they treated with that they were the bravest people in the world, and that all other nations ought to bow down before them.
They will be governed by mutual interest, and will cultivate a spirit of mutual amity and concord.
New Hampshire, whose constitution was the last formed, seems to have been fully aware of the impossibility and inexpediency of avoiding any mixture whatever of these departments, and has qualified the doctrine by declaring "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers ought to be kept as separate from, and independent of, each other AS THE NATURE OF A FREE GOVERNMENT WILL ADMIT; OR AS IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT CHAIN OF CONNECTION THAT BINDS THE WHOLE FABRIC OF THE CONSTITUTION IN ONE INDISSOLUBLE BOND OF UNITY AND AMITY.
Why, oh, why will you not learn to live in amity with your fellows, must you ever go on down the ages to your final extinction but little above the plane of the dumb brutes that serve you
For nearly half a century after the arrival of the English the red men showed themselves generally inclined to peace and amity.