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English Dictionary: comity by the DICT Development Group
2 results for comity
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Comity \Com"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis
      courteous, kind.]
      Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals;
      friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of
      {Comity of nations} (International Law), the courtesy by
            which nations recognize within their own territory, or in
            their courts, the peculiar institutions of another nation
            or the rights and privileges acquired by its citizens in
            their own land. By some authorities private international
            law rests on this comity, but the better opinion is that
            it is part of the common law of the land, and hence is
            obligatory as law.
      Syn: Civility; good breeding; courtesy; good will.
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