body politic

noun Political Science.

a people regarded as a political body under an organized government.

Origin of body politic

1425–75; late Middle English bodi politik Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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body politic


the body politic the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state
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