What is another word for comity?

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[ kˈɒmɪti], [ kˈɒmɪti], [ k_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_t_i]

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How to use "Comity" in context?

To coin a term, comity has been used to describe the practice of civility among parties to a dispute. This terminology predates the formation of the United States and is derived from the Latin word communis, meaning shared. A party that behaves with civility and cooperates with others in a fair and collegial manner is demonstrating its comity. In some cases, this may lead to a settlement that is more agreeable for all involved.

While comity is not a legal term, it is often used in law to describe the norms of civilized behavior.

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