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comitia

[kuh-mish-ee-uh]
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 comitial

  • Then followed the comitial days, on which a meeting of the senate was impossible.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • My brother Britannicus, poor boy, has been afflicted from childhood with the comitial disease.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • He deprived them of all the comitial days; for even the Latin festival is being repeated, nor were thanksgiving days wanting.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Nevertheless, on these comitial days the tribunes say that they will bring forward the case of Gabinius.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • This change suggested a renewed organization of the whole people for comitial purposes.


British Dictionary definitions for comitial

comitia

noun
  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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