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amity

[am-i-tee] /ˈæm ɪ ti/
noun
1.
friendship; peaceful harmony.
2.
mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Can be confused
amity, enmity.

Amity

[am-i-tee] /ˈæm ɪ ti/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • amity is a seaside town on long island, rather than its own island.
British Dictionary definitions for amity

amity

/ˈæmɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
friendship; cordiality
Word Origin
C15: from Old French amité, from Medieval Latin amīcitās friendship, from Latin amīcus friend
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Word Origin and History for amity
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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