Amity



friendship; peaceful harmony.
mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
a female given name.
Historical Examples

It was a curious custom which prevailed in the amity church.
By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

What is so excellent as strict relations of amity, when they spring from this deep root?
Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson

amity had existed between him and Steward, for they had sat at table, and drunk together.
Michael, Brother of Jerry Jack London

These ran to the hut of one of the assassins, with whom they had lived on terms of amity.
The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) John West

Thus in amity dwelt the Claghorns, employing the summer days in innocent diversion.
Mr. Claghorn’s Daughter Hilary Trent

He also succeeded in negotiating a treaty of amity and commerce.
Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis

They therefore insisted on concluding a treaty of amity and commerce, without paying due attention to its terms.
Japan Various

Did not I make to your leader all the signs of amity and goodwill?
Two Gallant Sons of Devon Harry Collingwood

The vehicles and horses are accommodated in a fine stable on amity Street, near Broadway.
Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made James D. McCabe, Jr.

Fortunately, the boat was soon alongside the amity: Peter hailed the deck.
The Two Shipmates William H. G. Kingston

noun (pl) -ties
friendship; cordiality
n.

mid-15c., “friendly relations,” from Old French amitie (13c.); earlier amistie (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *amicitatem (nominative *amicitas) “friendship,” corresponding to Latin amicitia, from amicus (adj.) “friendly;” related to amare “to love” (see Amy).

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