Polity



[pol-i-tee] /ˈpɒl ɪ ti/

noun, plural polities.
1.
a particular form or system of government:
civil polity; ecclesiastical polity.
2.
the condition of being constituted as a state or other organized community or body:
The polity of ancient Athens became a standard for later governments.
3.
government or administrative regulation:
The colonists demanded independence in matters of internal polity.
4.
a state or other organized community or body.
/ˈpɒlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a form of government or organization of a state, church, society, etc; constitution
2.
a politically organized society, state, city, etc
3.
the management of public or civil affairs
4.
political organization
n.

1530s, from Middle French politie (early 15c.) or directly from Late Latin polita “organized government” (see policy (n.1)).

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