Complete Definition of "comity"

English

Etymology
L. comitas from comis courteous.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'kÉímɪti/

Noun
en-noun|comities

  1. An association of nations (or other forces) for their mutual benefit; comity of nations

#:Democrats took control of the House and Senate after 12 years of nearly unbroken Republican rule, with resolute calls for bipartisan comity and a pledge to move quickly on an agenda of health care, homeland security, education and energy proposals. - Houston Chronicle

  1. law The informal and voluntary recognition by a court of the laws and decisions of another
  2. Courtesy and considerate behaviour towards others; social harmony.

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