amity

[ am-i-tee ]
/ ˈæm ɪ ti /

noun

friendship; peaceful harmony.
mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

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Origin of amity

1400–50; late Middle English amit(i)e<Middle French amitie,Old French amiste(t) <Vulgar Latin *amicitāt-, stem of amīcitās, derivative of Latin amīcus.See ami, amiable, -ity

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amity

amity , enmity

Definition for amity (2 of 2)

Amity
[ am-i-tee ]
/ ˈæm ɪ ti /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for amity

amity
/ (ˈæmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

friendship; cordiality

Word Origin for amity

C15: from Old French amité, from Medieval Latin amīcitās friendship, from Latin amīcus friend
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