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comity

[kom-i-tee] /ˈkɒm ɪ ti/
noun, plural comities.
1.
mutual courtesy; civility.
2.
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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm(is) affable + -itās -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for comity of nations

comity of nations

noun
1.
the friendly recognition accorded by one nation to the laws and usages of another

comity

/ˈkɒmɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
mutual civility; courtesy
2.
short for comity of nations
3.
the policy whereby one religious denomination refrains from proselytizing the members of another
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cōmitās, from cōmis affable, obliging, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for comity of nations
comity
"courtesy," 1540s, from Fr. comité, from L. comitatem (nom. comitas) "courtesy, kindness, affability," from comis "courteous, friendly, kind." Phrase comity of nations attested from 1862.
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