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n. pl. com·i·ties
1. An atmosphere of social harmony.
3. Law The principle by which a court in one jurisdiction defers to a court in another jurisdiction where either would have legal power to decide the case, or gives effect to the laws, executive acts, or legal decisions of another jurisdiction.

[Latin cōmitās, from cōmis, friendly; see smei- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -ties
1. mutual civility; courtesy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for comity of nations
3. (Theology) the policy whereby one religious denomination refrains from proselytizing the members of another
[C16: from Latin cōmitās, from cōmis affable, obliging, of uncertain origin]
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(ˈkɒm ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. mutual courtesy; civility.
2. Also called com′ity of na′tions. courtesy between nations, as in respect shown by one country for the laws and institutions of another.
[1535–45; < Latin cōmitās=cōm(is) affable + -itās -ity]
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See also: Agreement, Relationship
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comity - a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
concordance, concord, harmony - a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
comity of nations - courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
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The Japanese-Russian War took place in 1904, and the historians of the time gravely noted it down that that event marked the entrance of Japan into the comity of nations.
"What does China care for the comity of nations?" said Li Tang Fwung.
I believe I had no money to buy them, but there was an open account, or a comity, between the printer and the bookseller, and I must have been allowed a certain discretion in regard to getting books.
ISLAMABAD -- Pak's foreign policy has witnessed remarkable vigour during the last one year, improving engagement with world and raising the country's profile in the comity of nations.
While talking to reporter here Friday, he highlighted the government efforts for bringing to limelight the core issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan in the comity of nations.
He urged international comity to play its role for durable peace in region and freedom of Kashmiri people.
The doctrine of'comity', or respect for the laws and judgments of our neighbours, has been conceived for an international society to harmonise its various, constituent rules.
PESHAWAR -- Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Wednesday said that progress in field education is vital to achieve a respectable position among comity of nations.
Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser says the government wants to formulate a free and balanced foreign policy that fulfills the objective to develop relations with comity of nations on basis of equality.
Ameer Muqam has said that Pakistan Muslim League made the country nuclear power and economic giant among comity of nations and its performance and achievements being in government had no precedence in the past.
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