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noun Roman History.
  1. an assembly of the people convened to pass on laws, nominate magistrates, etc.
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Origin of comitia

1615–25; < Latin, plural of comitium assembly, equivalent to com- com- + -it-, noun derivative of īre to go (cf. comes) + -ium -ium
Related formsco·mi·tial [kuh-mish-uh l] /kəˈmɪʃ əl/, adjective
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Historical Examples of comitia

  • Comitia centuriata were the most important of all the assemblies of the people.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology

    Charles K. Dillaway

  • By this rally of the Optimates the comitia is dissolved, the senate summoned.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Accordingly, the comitia have been postponed to the 27th of July.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • The Comitia Tributa were properly the council of the Roman people.

  • As to the comitia, the people had there only a feeble influence.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2

    Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

British Dictionary definitions for comitia


  1. an ancient Roman assembly that elected officials and exercised judicial and legislative authority
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Derived Formscomitial (kəˈmɪʃəl), adjective

Word Origin for comitia

C17: from Latin comitium assembly, from com- together + īre to go
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