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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Amité, Amitie, n. Also: amit(t)ee, amitey, amyte, amete; amytie, ametie, -tye; aymitie. [ME. amite, amyte, amytie, etc., OF. amité, amitié] Friendship, amity.1464–5 Acts XII. 30/1 (sic amytiez as sall seme speidfull to thame). c1515 Asl. MS. I. 471 (neir in blud or amitee). 1518 Edinb. B. Rec. 182 (amite and gud luf amang the merchandis). 1531 Bell. Boece I. 137 (under ane freinschip and amite). a1570-86 Arbuthnot Maitl. F. xxix. 163 (the leig of amitie). 1622-6 Bisset II. 387/28 (in takin of perpetuall amytie). 1660 Conv. Burghs III. 513 (ane parliament quhairin aymitie is most requisit).

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