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  1  definition  found 
 
  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 
  States. 
 
  {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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