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amicable (adj) polite and friendly; not quarrelsome.

An amicable settlement of a dispute is a settlement that satisfies both the parties. When two persons have friendly relations and are polite to each other, they have amicable relations. Irritable people cannot have amicable relations with others. When the relations between two persons are amicable, there can be no quarrels or even arguments between them. An amicable settlement excludes the delay and the expenses of a court settlement.

  • After years of litigation, the two companies realized the loss of time and money, and started negotiations which led to an amicable settlement of their differences.
  • Mathew's desire for amicable relations with his friends and partners makes him enjoy the good will of every one he has contacts with.
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