- a people regarded as a political body under an organized government.
Origin of body politic
Related Words for body politiccommonwealth, constituency, country, electorate, land, nation, state, polity
Examples from the Web for body politic
Contemporary Examples of body politic
It knocks away the dead skin and leaves the body-politic cleaner.Why Partisan Bickering Works
February 23, 2010
Historical Examples of body politic
But there is a new commandment added to the list of those to be memorized by the body-politic.Steam Steel and Electricity
James W. Steele
The newspapers tell me they're a blood-sucking trust battening on the body-politic, and so on.Aliens
It would be the thrusting of a probe deep into the tenderest and sorest parts of the Confederate body-politic.
And if we were to ask the question, "Upon what does their peculiar value to the body-politic depend?"Preventable Diseases
They form as constant a drain on the body-politic as the victims of the Inquisition formed during so many years in Spain.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study
- the body politic the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state