The Comity Clause Law and Legal Definition

The comity clause is a clause in the U.S. Constitution that prevents a state from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory manner. The clause is referred under USCS Const. Art. IV, § 2, Cl 1. The clause reads:

“The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States”.

This clause is commonly known as the Privileges and Immunity Clause.