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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amity \Am"i*ty\, n.; pl. Amities. [F. amiti['e], OF. amisti['e], amist['e], fr. an assumed LL. amisitas, fr. L. amicus friendly, from amare to love. See Amiable.] Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories. [1913 Webster] To live on terms of amity with vice. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Syn: Harmony; friendliness; friendship; affection; good will; peace. [1913 Webster]