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Comintern see "Third International."
comity mutual courtesy and respectful treatment among people or nations.
comity of nations the courteous recognition of different nations for each other's laws and institutions. [2 definitions]
comma a punctuation mark (,) used to separate words, phrases, or other elements in a sentence, particulars in a list, or thousands in written numerals, or to indicate a pause, as in poetry.
comma bacillus the comma-shaped bacterium that causes Asiatic cholera.
command to forcefully order or direct. [12 definitions]
commandable combined form of command.
commandant the commanding officer of a military post or of a military organization such as the U.S. Marine Corps.
commandeer to force (a civilian) into, or seize (goods) for, the military. [2 definitions]
commander one who leads and controls. [3 definitions]
commander in chief (often caps.) the person in charge of all the armed forces of a nation. [2 definitions]
commanding having a domineering or authoritative air; imposing. [3 definitions]
commanding officer a military officer in charge of a unit or installation.
commandment an order or directive. [2 definitions]
commando a small, specially trained military unit used for surprise assaults on enemy-held territory. [2 definitions]
command performance a performance of a play, opera, concert, or the like that is given in response to a royal request or command.
command post the headquarters from which a commander directs a military unit.
commedia dell'arte a type of Italian comedy developed in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in which masked players depicted stereotyped characters in stock situations.
comme il faut (French) according to convention; as it should be; properly.
commemorate to serve as a reminder of or memorial to. [2 definitions]
commemoration the act of commemorating. [2 definitions]