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amicable

[ am-i-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈæm ɪ kə bəl /
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adjective

characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.

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Origin of amicable

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Late Latin amīcābilis, equivalent to amīc(us) “friend, friendly” + -ābilis adjective suffix meaning “capable of, tending to” (see -able); cf. amiable
amiable, amicable
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British Dictionary definitions for amicable

amicable
/ (ˈæmɪkəbəl) /

adjective

characterized by friendlinessan amicable agreement
amicability or amicableness, nounamicably, adverb
C15: from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus friend; related to amāre to love
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