from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Courteous recognition accorded by one nation to the laws and institutions of another.
- n. The nations observing international comity. Also called comity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the courtesy by which nations recognize within their own territory, or in their courts, the peculiar institutions of another nation or the rights and privileges acquired by its citizens in their own land. By some authorities private international law rests on this comity, but the better opinion is that it is part of the common law of the land, and hence is obligatory as law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
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