Word of the Day
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Definitions for comity

  1. A state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect, especially between or among nations or people; civility.
  2. The courteous recognition by one nation of the laws and institutions of another.
  3. The group of nations observing international comity.

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Citations for comity
In Athens last week, E.U. leaders offered a picture of comity as they formally signed accession treaties with 10 new members. James Graff, Time Europe
Despite the image of civil-military comity during World War II, there were many differences between Franklin Roosevelt and his military advisers. Mackubin Thomas Owens, National Review
Origin of comity
Comity is from Latin comitas, from comis, "courteous."