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Amicable


AM'ICABLE, adjective [Latin amicabilis, from amicus, a friend, from amo, to love.]

1. Friendly; peaceable; harmonious in social or mutual transactions; usually applied to the dispositions of men who have business with each other, or to their intercourse and transactions; as, nations or men have come to an amicable adjustment of their differences.

2. Disposed to peace and friendship; as, an amicable temper. [But rarely applied to a single person.]