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Meaning of COMITY

Pronunciation:  'kâmitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
 

COMITY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: comity of nations, concord, concordance, harmony

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis
courteous, kind.]
Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals;
friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of
States.

{Comity of nations} (International Law), the courtesy by
   which nations recognize within their own territory, or in
   their courts, the peculiar institutions of another nation
   or the rights and privileges acquired by its citizens in
   their own land. By some authorities private international
   law rests on this comity, but the better opinion is that
   it is part of the common law of the land, and hence is
   obligatory as law.

Syn: Civility; good breeding; courtesy; good will.

 

 

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