Comity Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Comity.

Comity (noun)

Comity is a legal principle where jurisdictions (i.e., countries or regions) show mutual respect and courtesy towards each other's laws and judgments. This principle can lead to the adoption or enforcement of laws from one jurisdiction to another. Sometimes, the ruling and application of law from one jurisdiction may be used to handle cases in another jurisdiction, if both have the rights to handle those cases.