a county in the UK
Latin comitatus 'count'
It is scarcely credible that a Teutonic comitatus could have existed under such conditions.
The bodyguard of the king (comitatus or gesith) is more distinctly dependent upon him.
Nor was the feudal system established in any sense by the settlement of the comitatus group on the conquered land.
The viking band, as a development of the Teutonic comitatus, was naturally inspired with its ideas of honour and valour.
So also in government the council of the tribe or community has come to be nothing more than a comitatus or court.
It would be a mistake no doubt to suppose that the comitatus owes its origin to this mercenary service.
In principle we may regard him as the princeps of a comitatus.
But if you deny the fact, you are to bring your said wife to our comitatus and there prove her innocence.'
But if you dispute his title, send a properly instructed person to plead the cause in our comitatus.
Diligently enquire into it, for the credit of our comitatus is involved in our subjects being able to journey to it in safety.