Comity

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Definition: Comity




What is the dictionary definition of Comity?

Dictionary Definition


n. when one court defers to the jurisdiction of another in a case in which both would have the right to handle the case. Usually, this is applied to a federal court allowing a state court to try a criminal case (either exclusively or first) in which both a state and federal crime has apparently been committed. Murder which also violates civil rights, kidnapping across state borders, murder of a federal official, fraud involving violations of both federal and state laws are examples of cases to which comity may apply.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Comity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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