Definition of comital in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkämədl/ /ˈkɑmədl/


  • Relating to a count or earl.

    ‘Instability within the comital house thus reinforced and redoubled political strife within Bruges.’
    • ‘Gilbert died probably unmarried in 1152, when his younger brother Roger inherited the estates and comital title.’
    • ‘Later, by the time the last baronial resistance to comital power had been overcome - between 1050 and 1070-the Lords of Montcada no longer served as intimate advisers to the count.’
    • ‘In the meantime we have one relevant comital documentation, for a Count Hildilin.’
    • ‘This struggle erupted after 1061, when the the last representative of the comital lineage of Maine, Count Herbert II, died without male heirs.’


Mid 19th century from medieval Latin comitalis, from comes, comit- ‘a count’.