Comitia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Comitia (Rom. Antiq) A public assembly of the Roman people for electing officers or passing laws.☞ 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 tribes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • comitia In Roman antiquity, assemblies of the people. They were of three kinds: The most ancient assembly, that of the 30 curiæ, or comitia curiata, in which the old patrician families found representation. Each curia had one vote, and the assembly acted on matters of state and affairs of family and religion.
    • comitia An assembly.
    • comitia In the English universities, same as act, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Comitia ko-mish′i-a the assemblies of the Romans for electing magistrates, passing laws, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—com, together, īre, ītum, to go.

Usage

In literature:

Nevertheless, at the time of Dion, they preserved still the form of the Comitia.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
It will be readily understood that I allude to the COMITIA CENTURIATA and the COMITIA TRIBUTA.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
I call Heaven to witness that I never so much as mentioned Senate, Consul, or Comitia, in Catiline's house.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
This assembly itself was called the COMITIA CURIATA, i.e.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
The consular comitia were accordingly held, in which Lucius Cornelius Merula and Quintus Minucius Thermus were chosen.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
They were elected at the Comitia of the tribes.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
The people voted in the comitia centuriata by centuries; that is, the vote of each century was taken separately and counted only as one.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
The whole assembly of the patricians was called the Comitia.
"Young Folks' History of Rome" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Comitia Curiata, i 15 n. 39.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
The people, therefore, meet at but one place; the assembly is called the Comitia.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
They were elected by the Comitia Curiata, and possessed the same honors as the king had had.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Then for the first time the tribunes were elected in the comitia by tribes.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Near by was the part of the Forum called the Comitium, where were held the assemblies of the people called Comitia Curiata.
"Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker" by Meletios Golden
With this article compare those on SOLON; BOULE; AREOPAGUS; GREEK LAW, and, for other ancient popular assemblies, APELLA; COMITIA.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Each citizen had a right to vote laws in his own person in the comitia of the centuries or the tribes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The tribunes generally presided over the comitia tributa and took the lead in securing the passage of laws by that body.
"The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States" by James Hamilton Lewis
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