Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Peaceful relations, as between nations; friendship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Friendship, in a general sense; harmony; good understanding, especially between nations; political friendship: as, a treaty of amity and commerce.
  • noun Synonyms Friendliness, kindness, good will, affection, harmony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun formal, literary friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.
  • noun Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cordial disposition
  • noun a state of friendship and cordiality

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English amite, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *amīcitās, from Latin amīcus, friend.]

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From Old French amitié, from Medieval Latin *amicitas ("friendship"), from Latin amīcus ("friendly, a friend"), from amō ("I love").

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