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 (kə-mĭsh′ē-ə, -mĭsh′ə)
n. pl. comitia
A popular assembly in ancient Rome having legislative or electoral duties.

[Latin, from pl. of comitium, assembly place : com-, com- + itus, past participle of īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

co·mi′tial (-mĭsh′əl) adj.
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(Historical Terms) an ancient Roman assembly that elected officials and exercised judicial and legislative authority
[C17: from Latin comitium assembly, from com- together + īre to go]
comitial adj
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(kəˈmɪʃ i ə)

n., pl. -ti•a.
any of several assemblies of the people in ancient Rome convened to decide on legislative and judicial matters and to elect magistrates.
[1615–25; < Latin, pl. of comitium assembly <com- + īre to go (compare comes)]
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 an assembly of people to act on matters before them, 1734; an assembly, 1625; the principal assembly at Oxford where public disputations took place and degrees were conferred, 1714.
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It will be readily understood that I allude to the COMITIA CENTURIATA and the COMITIA TRIBUTA.
Another method is for the people to meet in a collective body, but only for the purpose of holding the comitia, making laws, determining concerning war or peace, and inquiring into the conduct of their magistrates, while the remaining part of the public business is conducted by the magistrates, who have their separate departments, and are chosen out of the whole community either by vote or ballot.
This was opposed in the Comitia Tributa (tribunician assembly), but Caesar got his way through organized violence.
Em Roma, havia as Comitia Curiata, alem do Senado, mais conhecido e que hoje da nome a segunda camara em 69% dos paises bicamerais (segundo dados obtidos no site da Inter-parliamentary Union, 2016).
In the Republic, Leges had become law through their adoption by the Assemblies--the Comitia or the Concilium Plebis, whose plebiscita bound not just the plebs, but, after the Lex Hortensia [287 B.C.], the whole community.