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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMITY

Comity has a toll-gate at which you must pay, or you may not enter the land of Freedom.

The Indian raised his hand, and oscillated it as a signal of comity.

Of this law, probably, comity of nations is the chief component.

She had forced her way into the comity of the great nations.

Nor can you urge this recognition on any principle of Comity of Nations.

No more expressive sign of comity could have been given than this simple act.

It is the simple abnegation of justice in the comity of nations.

An invitation, the Comity was sure, which the Tr'en would not accept.

Fugitives were demanded as an act of comity, and sometimes their delivery was refused.

The recognition is purely from comity, and not from any absolute or paramount obligation.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "association," from French comité, from Latin comitas "courtesy, friendliness, kindness, affability," from comis "courteous, friendly, kind," of uncertain origin. Meaning "courtesy" in English is from 1540s. Phrase comity of nations attested from 1862: "The obligation recognized by civilized nations to respect each other's laws and usages as far as their separate interests allow."

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