comity

[ kom-i-tee ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪ ti /

noun, plural com·i·ties.

mutual courtesy; civility.
Also called comity of nations. courtesy between nations, as in respect shown by one country for the laws, judicial decisions, and institutions of another.

Origin of comity

1535–45; < Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm(is) affable + -itās -ity
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comity
/ (ˈkɒmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

mutual civility; courtesy
the policy whereby one religious denomination refrains from proselytizing the members of another

Word Origin for comity

C16: from Latin cōmitās, from cōmis affable, obliging, of uncertain origin
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