Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – Comity
Good morning, boys and girls. Our word for the day is “comity.” It is a noun that means mutual courtesy or civility. It is also used as a “comity of nations” or a courtesy between nations, as in respect shown by one country for the laws, judicial decisions and institutions of another.
Comity was first used in Dante Alighieri’s (1265-1321) The Divine Comedy. The first part of The Divine Comedy is called The Inferno (Italian for Hell). It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth and who is doomed to live in the various circles of Hell.
Comity is obviously not a word that is in Donald Trump’s vocabulary or understanding. FYI – The politicians are located in level eight of Hell.