- an assembly of the people convened to pass on laws, nominate magistrates, etc.
Origin of comitia
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Then followed the comitial days, on which a meeting of the senate was impossible.
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.
Nevertheless, on these comitial days the tribunes say that they will bring forward the case of Gabinius.
This change suggested a renewed organization of the whole people for comitial purposes.
- an ancient Roman assembly that elected officials and exercised judicial and legislative authority
C17: from Latin comitium assembly, from com- together + īre to go
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