(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.
Other Word Forms of Amity
Origin of Amity
From Old French amitié, from Medieval Latin *amicitas (“friendship”), from Latin amīcus (“friendly, a friend”), from amō (“I love”).
Middle English amite from Old French from Vulgar Latin amīcitās from Latin amīcus friend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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