mid-15c., "friendly relations," from Old French amitie (13c.); earlier amistie (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *amicitatem (nominative *amicitas) "friendship," corresponding to Latin amicitia, from amicus (adj.) "friendly;" related to amare "to love" (see Amy).
1. He wished to live in amity with his neighbour.
2. We live in amity with our neighbours.
3. He lives in amity with his neighbours.
4. They parted in amity.
5. They parted on a high plane of amity and Christian helpfulness.