Co*mi"ti*a (?), n., pl. [L.] 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 curiae; 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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