comity of states


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  • 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 — 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

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  • Comity — In law, comity specifically refers to legal reciprocity the principle that one jurisdiction will extend certain courtesies to other nations (or other jurisdictions within the same nation), particularly by recognizing the validity and effect of… …   Wikipedia

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