Amity Am"i*ty, n.; pl. {Amities}. [F. amiti['e], OF. amisti['e], amist['e], fr. an assumed LL. amisitas, fr. L. amicus friendly, from amare to love. See {Amiable}.] Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories. [1913 Webster]

To live on terms of amity with vice. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Harmony; friendliness; friendship; affection; good will; peace. [1913 Webster] ||

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