Word of the Day – Amity

Word of the Day : November 18, 2021


noun AM-uh-tee

What It Means

Amity means “friendship” or “friendly relations between nations.”

// Amity between the nations was restored with the treaty.

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“He’s one of the few people … to have a deep, long-lasting amity with Russell, who guards his privacy and is fiercely dismissive of the social whirl.” — Bruce Jenkins, The San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Sept. 2021

Did you Know?

Amity comes from the Latin word for “friend,” amicus, and is used especially for relationships between political leaders and nations in which goodwill is shown despite differences that might exist between the two parties. Amicus is also the root of the adjectives amiable and amicable.