in ancient Rome, an assembly of citizens for electing officials, passing laws, etc.
Origin of comitiaL, plural of comitium, meeting place ; from com-, together + past participle stem of ire, to go: see exit
A popular assembly in ancient Rome having legislative or electoral duties.
Origin of comitiaLatin, from pl. of comitium, assembly place : com-, com- + itus, past participle of &imacron;re, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.