- a popular legislative assembly in ancient Rome
- plural of comitium; assembly; elections
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
||Co*mi"ti*a (?), n. pl. [L.]
(Rom. Antiq.) A public assembly of the Roman people
for electing officers or passing laws.
&fist; There were three kinds of comitia: comitia
curiata, or assembly of the patricians, who voted in
curiæ; comitia centuriata, or assembly of the whole
Roman people, who voted by centuries; and comitia tributa,
or assembly of the plebeians according to their division into
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Comitia, constitutional assemblies of the Roman citizens for
electing magistrates, putting some question to the vote of the people,
the declaration of war, &c.
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