noun, plural comities.
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.

1535–45; < Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm(is) affable + -itās -ity Unabridged
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comity (ˈkɒmɪtɪ)
n , 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
[C16: from Latin cōmitās, from cōmis affable, obliging, of uncertain origin]

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Main Entry:  comity
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect, esp. between or among nations or people; civility
Etymology:  Latin comis 'courteous, friendly''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
Electronic communication between them has yet to catch up with the new spirit
  of comity.
Ideological comity clearly outweighs intellectual integrity here.
Each episode in this elaborate dance has been designed to advance transatlantic
  comity a step.
The real purpose of that comity was quite self revealing.
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