Definition of amicable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæmɪkəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmɪkəbl//
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done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing an amicable relationship An amicable settlement was reached. In spite of their disagreement they parted on amicable terms. It was an amicable divorce. The government and the union managed to reach an amicable settlement of the dispute. See related entries: Friendly Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘pleasant, benign’, applied to things): from late Latin amicabilis, from Latin amicus ‘friend’.
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