from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being amenable; liability to answer; disposition to respond to; tractableness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being amenable; liability to answer charges; answerableness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state or quality of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the trait of being cooperative
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Not a few modern writers have attempted the formal treatment of friendship but while the relation of kindred minds and souls has lost none of its sacredness and value, the establishment of a code of rules for it ignores on the one hand the spontaneity of this relation, and on the other hand, its entire amenableness to the laws and principles that should restrict and govern all human intercourse and conduct.
They could comprehend, that the multiplicity of interests and activities in detail, instead of constituting of themselves the purpose of life, were to be regarded as things subordinate and subservient to a general scope, and judged of, selected, and regulated, in reference and amenableness to it.