comitia

noun
co·​mi·​tia | \ kə-ˈmi-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce comitia (audio) \
plural comitia

Definition of comitia

: any of several public assemblies of the people in ancient Rome for legislative, judicial, and electoral purposes

Other Words from comitia

comitial \ kə-​ˈmi-​shəl How to pronounce comitia (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of comitia

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for comitia

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

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“Comitia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comitia. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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