amity
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæ.mɪ.ti/, [ˈæ.mɪ.ɾi]
Noun

amity (plural amities)

  1. (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.
    • 1922, Thomas Hardy, “Welcome Home,” in Lyrics Late and Earlier
      To my native place / Bent upon returning, / Bosom all day burning / To be where my race / Well were known, 'twas much with me / There to dwell in amity.
  2. Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
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