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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.]
n, pl -ties
[C15: from Old French amité, from Medieval Latin amīcitās friendship, from Latin amīcus friend]
am•i•ty(ˈæm ɪ ti)
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]
friendship or harmony between individuals or groups. Also called comity.See also: Relationship
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|Noun||1.||amity - a cordial disposition |
friendliness - a friendly disposition
|2.||amity - a state of friendship and cordiality|
peace - the state prevailing during the absence of war