amity [ am-i-tee ]
1. friendship; peaceful harmony.
2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH AMITY
WORDS RELATED TO AMITY
kindliness, concord, cordiality, goodwill, benevolence, harmony, friendliness, togetherness, amicableness, comity, neighborliness, simpatico
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Origin: 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
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AMITY
He was a good husband, and lived at peace and amity with his wife, and was exceedingly fond of his children.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS|R. P. DUNN-PATTISON
About a week later, Edward had a communication from Bruce expressing a strong desire for accord and amity.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCE|A. F. MURISON
The legend that may still be read upon the Corporation mace, of Elizabethan date, is earnest of this old-time amity.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIES|CHARLES G. HARPER
And Onias received the ambassador with honour and received the letters, wherein there was mention made of the alliance, and amity.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSION|VARIOUS
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