What is Amicable Action?

Legal Definition
the suit that is brought about by bother parties for the purpose of getting a decision from the court about a doubtful question of law.
Legal Definition
Pennsylvania practice. An action entered by agreement of parties on the dockets of the courts; when entered, such action is considered as if it, had been adversely commenced, and the defendant had been regularly summoned. An amicable action may be entered by attorney, independently of the provisions of the act of 1866. 8 Er & R. 567.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In practice. An action between friendly parties. An action brought and carried on by the mutual consent and arrangement of the parties, in order to obtain the judgment of the court on a doubtful question of law, the facts being usually settled by agreement. Lord v. Veazie, 8 How. 251, 12 L. Ed. 1007.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
One brought by mutual consent of the parties, usually on agreed facts, for the court’s decision on the law. See 49 U. S. 251, 12 L. Ed. 1067.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary