amity

Friendship; peaceful relations between persons or nations. As used in the Federal statute rendering the government liable for depredations committed by Indians whose tribe or nation has been in "amity" with the United States, the word is not a technical term, but must be given its ordinary meaning and signifies friendship, actual peace. Hostility for a single purpose only, as for example, resisting the opening of a military road, may not prevent a tribe from being in amity. See Leighton v United States, 161 US 291, 40 L Ed 703, 46 S Ct 495.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Amity — can refer to the following places:* Amity, Arkansas * Amity, Connecticut * Amity, Maine * Amity, Missouri * Amity, New York * Amity, Ohio * Amity, Oregon * Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania * Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania *… …   Wikipedia

  • Amity — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Amity puede hacer referencia a varios lugares: En Estados Unidos: Amity, en el estado de Arkansas. Amity, en Connecticut. Amity, en Maine. Amity, en Misuri. Amity, en Nueva York. Amity, en Ohio. Amity, en Oregón. El… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Amity — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Amity (Arkansas) Amity (Connecticut) Amity (Maine) Amity (Missouri) Amity (New York) Amity (Ohio) Amity (Oregon) Amity (Texas) Siehe auch: Amity Branch, ein Fluss im US Bundesstaat Indiana… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amity — Amity, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 762 Housing Units (2000): 361 Land area (2000): 3.286289 sq. miles (8.511449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.286289 sq. miles (8.511449 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amity, AR — U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 762 Housing Units (2000): 361 Land area (2000): 3.286289 sq. miles (8.511449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.286289 sq. miles (8.511449 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Amity, MO — U.S. town in Missouri Population (2000): 70 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.215462 sq. miles (0.558044 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.215462 sq. miles (0.558044 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Amity, OR — U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 1478 Housing Units (2000): 495 Land area (2000): 0.600572 sq. miles (1.555475 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007890 sq. miles (0.020436 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.608462 sq. miles (1.575911 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • amity — index accordance (understanding), agreement (concurrence), comity, compatibility, concordance, goodwill …   Law dictionary

  • Amity — f English: comparatively recent coinage from the learned, Latinate vocabulary word meaning ‘friendship’. The medieval doublet AMICE (SEE Amice) has also been occasionally revived …   First names dictionary

  • amity — (n.) mid 15c., friendly relations, from O.Fr. amitie (13c.); earlier amistie (11c.), from V.L. *amicitatem (nom. *amicitas) friendship, corresponding to L. amicitia, from amicus (adj.) friendly; related to amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)) …   Etymology dictionary

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