Word of the Day
Friday, November 07, 2003

Definitions for amity

  1. Friendship; friendly relations, especially between nations.

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Citations for amity
For at least the first two years of the war, as a Confederate soldier and writer, John Esten Cooke, phrased it, there were "pitched battles once or twice a year," in which the two sides spent all day killing each other, "and then relapsed into gentlemanly repose and amity." Stephen W. Sears, New York Times
The precise nature of their relationship cannot now be uncovered, and might well have resisted analysis at the time; it remained a matter of mutual services and obligations, the filaments of which over the years created a network of amity and trust. Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More
Origin of amity
late Middle English
Amity comes from Old French-Medieval French amistié, amisté, ultimately from Latin amicus, "friendly, a friend," from amare, "to love."