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DEMOCRACY: Government & Politics | May 19, 2005


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Function: noun

Etymology: Latin comitat-, comitas, from comis courteous, probably from Old Latin cosmis, from com- + -smis (akin to Sanskrit smayate he smiles)

1 a : friendly social atmosphere : social harmony <group activities promoting comity> b : a loose widespread community based on common social institutions <the comity of civilization> c : COMITY OF NATIONS d : the informal and voluntary recognition by courts of one jurisdiction of the laws and judicial decisions of another
2 : avoidance of proselytizing members of another religious denomination

--Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Comity: An endangered species in the "nuclear" age.

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