[ 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.
Words nearby comity
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
the friendly recognition accorded by one nation to the laws and usages of another
British Dictionary definitions for comity of nations (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkɒmɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
mutual civility; courtesy
short for comity of nations
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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