comitatus definition

  • noun:
    • a group of warriors or nobles accompanying a king or other leader
    • A body of friends or attendants; an escort; particularly, in Roman and medieval times, a body of noble youth or comites about the individual of a prince or chieftain.
    • In old English law, a county or shire.
    • a small grouping of warriors or nobles associated a king or other frontrunner
    • A body of companions or attendants; an escort; specifically, in Roman and medieval times, a body of noble youth or comites about the person of a prince or chieftain.
    • In old English legislation, a county or shire.

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