COMITY (_plural_ COMITIES)
* Courtesy and considerate behaviour towards others; social harmony.
* 1994, Nelson Mandela, _Long Walk to Freedom_, Abacus 2010, p. 96:
There, I saw not only flare-ups of ethnic animosity, but the COMITY that was also possible among men of different backgrounds.
* Friendly understanding and mutual recognition between two entities, especially nations.
* _Houston Chronicle_
Democrats took control of the House and Senate after 12 years of nearly unbroken Republican rule, with resolute calls for bipartisan COMITY and a pledge to move quickly on an agenda of health care, homeland security, education and energy proposals.