[amt, ahmt]

Origin of amt

< Danish < German; Old High German ambaht, ampacht (neuter) service, akin to ampacht (masculine) < Gallo-Latin ambactus servant; see embassy


  1. alternative minimum tax.



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abbreviation for
  1. amount
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Word Origin and History for amt

territorial division in Denmark and Norway, from Danish amt, from German Amt "office," from Old High German ambaht, of Celtic origin, related to Gallo-Romance ambactus "servant" (see ambassador).

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