comity [ kom-i-tee ]
noun, plural com·i·ties.
1. mutual courtesy; civility.
2. Also called comity of nations. courtesy between nations, as in respect shown by one country for the laws, judicial decisions, and institutions of another.
WORDS RELATED TO COMITY
compassion, generosity, altruism, kindness, tolerance, goodwill, rapport, sympathy, friendliness, friendship, decorum, propriety, courtesy, respect, politeness, civility, reverence, deference, camaraderie, cordiality
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Origin: 1535–45; < Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm(is) affable + -itās-ity
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR COMITY
Republicans have pushed every procedural edge as a minority, undermining the basic trust and comity of the institution.
JOHN MCCAIN TO THE RESCUE AS SENATE DEAL BREAKS NOMINEE LOGJAM|ELEANOR CLIFT|JULY 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Part of the reason for the comity in the wake of Sandy is that they have been co-captaining the same ship for quite a while now.
IN SANDY’S AFTERMATH, CHRIS CHRISTIE, ANDREW CUOMO MAKE UNLIKELY TEAM|DAVID FREEDLANDER|NOVEMBER 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a bitter election season, bipartisanship and comity are in vogue.
FISCAL CLIFF HOSTAGE SITUATION DAY 14: THE THELMA & LOUISE CAUCUS|DANIEL GROSS|NOVEMBER 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While not an enormous policy step, it was a powerful symbol of civility and comity.
NO LABELS, A NONPARTISAN GROUP, UNVEILS ITS PLAN TO FIX CONGRESS|MARK MCKINNON|DECEMBER 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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