comity of nations

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of comity of nations was in 1862

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comity of nations

comity of na·​tions
-ˈnā-shənz
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

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