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Latin collective of comes, comitem "a companion, an associate" (see count (n.)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for comitatus

Historical Examples of comitatus

  • In principle we may regard him as the princeps of a comitatus.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • The institution of the comitatus in its first state had nothing whatever to do with the holding of land.

  • Nor was the feudal system established in any sense by the settlement of the comitatus group on the conquered land.

  • The bodyguard of the king (comitatus or gesith) is more distinctly dependent upon him.

  • The viking band, as a development of the Teutonic comitatus, was naturally inspired with its ideas of honour and valour.

    Canute the Great

    Laurence Marcellus Larson