Definition of comity in English:

comity

Syllabification: com·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈkämitē
 
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noun (plural comities)

1Courtesy and considerate behavior toward others.
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  • Considerations of comity arise in the one case but not in the other.
  • They are the important considerations of comity and convenience.
  • It would be nice if we could have some civility and comity for awhile; this is exhausting and mostly unproductive.
2An association of nations for their mutual benefit.
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  • The comity between Canada and the United States is testimony to the strength of liberal peace.
  • It is, in essence, similar in approach to the agreement concluded with the United States, and takes the same approach towards comity.
  • Secondly, that the undertaking was issued for reasons of comity between nations.
2.1 (also comity of nations) The mutual recognition by nations of the laws and customs of others.
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  • Working together, we shall ensure that this ancient, sacred land of ours regains its rightful place in the comity of nations.
  • France was made to disgorge the enormous gains she had made under Napoleon, but there was no attempt to reduce her to a second-rate power and she was speedily welcomed back into the comity of nations.
  • This is the cruel reality of what passes for an " international community " and the comity of nations…

Origin

mid 16th century (sense 1): from Latin comitas, from comis 'courteous'.

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