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amity

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noun am·i·ty \ˈa-mə-tē\

Simple Definition of amity

  • : a feeling of friendship : friendly relations between nations or groups

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of amity

plural

amities

  1. :  friendship; especially :  friendly relations between nations

Examples of amity in a sentence

  1. an era of international amity

  2. <a youth club fostering amity among the city's many and diverse ethnic groups>



Origin and Etymology of amity

Middle English amite, from Anglo-French amyté, from Medieval Latin amicitas, from Latin amicus friend — more at amiable


First Known Use: 15th century


AMITY Defined for Kids

amity

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noun am·i·ty \ˈa-mə-tē\

Definition of amity for Students

  1. :  a feeling of friendship <amity between nations>




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