[ kuh-mish-ee-uh ]
/ kəˈmɪʃ i ə /

noun Roman History.

an assembly of the people convened to pass on laws, nominate magistrates, etc.

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 forms

co·mi·tial [kuh-mish-uh l] /kəˈmɪʃ əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for comitial


/ (kəˈmɪʃɪə) /


an ancient Roman assembly that elected officials and exercised judicial and legislative authority

Derived Forms

comitial (kəˈmɪʃəl), adjective

Word Origin for comitia

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