comitia

noun

co·​mi·​tia kə-ˈmi-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce comitia (audio)
plural comitia
: any of several public assemblies of the people in ancient Rome for legislative, judicial, and electoral purposes
comitial adjective

Word History

Etymology

Latin, plural of comitium, from com- + -it- (akin to ire to go) — more at issue entry 1

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comitia was in 1600

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“Comitia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comitia. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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