Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    (Roman Law) Assemblies of the people.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. An assembly, either
    (1) of the Roman curiƦ, in which case it was called the "comitia curiata vel calata;" or
    (2) of the Roman centuries, in which case it was called the "comitia centuriata;" or
    (3) of the Roman tribes, in which case it was called the "comitia tributa." Only patricians were members of the first comitia, and only plebians of the last; but the comitia centuriata comprised the entire popuiace, patricians and plebians both, and was the great legislative assembly passing the leges, properly so called, as the senate passed the senatus consulta, and the comitia tributa passed the plebisdta. Under the Lex Hortensia, 287 B. C., the plebiscitum acquired the force of a lex. Brown.