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. . 1996.

comity of nations
n.
Recognition by one nation within its own territory of the laws of another nation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


comity of nations
Courtesy between nations that obligates their mutual recognition of each other's laws.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

comity of nations
The legal doctrine under which countries recognize and enforce each others' legal decisions as a matter of courtesy on convenience, but not a matter of law. A court will generally defer considering a case if the same issues are being considered in a court in another jurisdiction.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • 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 — noun courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another • Hypernyms: ↑comity * * * or comity of states Etymology: translation of New Latin comitas gentium 1. law …   Useful english 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 of states — see comity of nations …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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