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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British Dictionary definitions for comity of nations (1 of 2)

comity of nations

noun

the friendly recognition accorded by one nation to the laws and usages of another

British Dictionary definitions for comity of nations (2 of 2)

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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