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Comitio (from Latin comitio). comeo — converge, going) — a kind of national assembly in Ancient Rome.

There were three types of comitia:

Roman Forum, modern view

In the 1st century BC, with the spread of Roman citizenship throughout Italy, the comitia system came into crisis. Under Sulla, it was severely restricted in its rights, and under Augustus, the main judicial functions of the comitia were eliminated, while elective functions became a formality. By the end of the 1st century AD, the legislative functions of the comitia also died out.

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The Senate, Century, Royal Rome, Roman Republic,The electoral process in Ancient Rome