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amicable

[am-i-kuh-buh l] /ˈæm ɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable:
an amicable settlement.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin amīcābilis, equivalent to amīc(us) friend, friendly + -ābilis -able; cf. amiable
Related forms
amicability, amicableness, noun
amicably, adverb
unamicability, noun
unamicable, adjective
unamicableness, noun
unamicably, adverb
Can be confused
amiable, amicable.
Synonyms
agreeable.
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British Dictionary definitions for un amicably

amicable

/ˈæmɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by friendliness: an amicable agreement
Derived Forms
amicability, amicableness, noun
amicably, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus friend; related to amāre to love
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Word Origin and History for un amicably

amicable

adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin amicabilis "friendly," a word in Roman law, from Latin amicus "friend," related to amare "to love" (see Amy). Cf. also amiable.

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