Comity Definition

kŏmĭ-tē
comities
noun
Courteous behavior; politeness; civility.
Webster's New World
An atmosphere of social harmony.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
The principle by which the courts of one jurisdiction may give effect to the laws and decisions of another, or may stay their own proceedings in deference to those in another jurisdiction.
Webster's New World
Agreement among cooperating Christian denominations to avoid duplication of churches, missions, etc. in specific areas.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Comity

Noun

Singular:
comity
Plural:
comities

Origin of Comity

  • From French comité, from Latin comitas, from comis (“courteous”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin cōmitās from cōmis friendly smei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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