comity of nations


comity of nations
noun
courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
Hypernyms: ↑comity

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or comity of states
Etymology: translation of New Latin comitas gentium
1. law : the comity nations give effect to within their own territory
2. : the friendly code whereby nations get along together

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comity of nations
1. (L comitas gentium) the international courtesy between nations in which recognition is accorded to the laws and customs of each state by others
2. A group of nations adhering to this code of behaviour
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Main Entry:comity

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comity of nations,
1. the respect shown by one nation for the laws and customs of another.
2. the nations practicing such respect.

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  • comity of nations — comity of na·tions / nā shənz/ 1: the courtesy and friendship of nations marked esp. by mutual recognition of executive, legislative, and judicial acts 2: the group of nations practicing international comity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • Comity of nations — Comity Com i*ty, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis courteous, kind.] Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. [1913 Webster] {Comity of nations}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comity of nations — n. 1. the courtesy and respect of peaceful nations for each other s laws and institutions 2. loosely the nations showing such courtesy and respect * * * …   Universalium

  • comity of nations — n. 1. the courtesy and respect of peaceful nations for each other s laws and institutions 2. loosely the nations showing such courtesy and respect …   English World dictionary

  • comity of nations — Date: 1862 1. the courtesy and friendship of nations marked especially by mutual recognition of executive, legislative, and judicial acts 2. the group of nations practicing international comity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comity of nations — The extent to which the law of one state or nation is allowed to operate within the dominion of another. 16 Am J2d Confl L § 4. See comity …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • COMITY OF NATIONS —    the name given for the effect given in one country to the laws and institutions of another in dealing with a native of it …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • comity — co·mi·ty / kä mə tē, kō / n 1: comity of nations 2: the informal and voluntary recognition by courts of one jurisdiction of the laws and judicial decisions of another – called also judicial comity; compare choice of law …   Law dictionary

  • comity — pronounced kom i ti, means ‘considerate behaviour towards others’. It has a special meaning in international law, occurring often in the semi fixed expression comity of nations (or peoples, etc.), of ‘the mutual recognition by nations of the laws …   Modern English usage

  • Comity — Com i*ty, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis courteous, kind.] Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. [1913 Webster] {Comity of nations} (International… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English