from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A popular assembly in ancient Rome having legislative or electoral duties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A popular legislative assembly in ancient Rome
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A public assembly of the Roman people for electing officers or passing laws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Roman antiquity, assemblies of the people.
- An assembly.
- In the English universities, same as act, 5.
Latin, from pl. of comitium, assembly place, from pl. of comitium, assembly place : com-, com- + itus, past participle of īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin comitium, assembly (Wiktionary)