Latin Legal Terms

Comitatus

Comitatus – this Latin word has several meanings:
- It could refer to the area of country. Within this meaning, it relates to the legal phrase infra corpuse comitatus”, which in terms of Administrative Law means inside the borders of the country.
- it could refer to the body of the county court.
In practice, the word participates in forming the legal term “posse comitatus”, which is used in the Military Law to detail the figure of armed citizens, who are obliged by the country/government to appear on service and keep the peace within their society.

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