noun Political Science.
Origin of body politic
Examples from the Web for body politic
It knocks away the dead skin and leaves the body-politic cleaner.
And if we were to ask the question, "Upon what does their peculiar value to the body-politic depend?"Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
In the person of the Turkish Knight I could embody that howling chaos which does duty among us for a body-politic.A Christmas Garland|Max Beerbohm
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
Militarism is a cancer on the German body-politic, just as slavery was once a cancer fastened on the fair body of the great South.The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon|Newell Dwight Hillis
It would be the thrusting of a probe deep into the tenderest and sorest parts of the Confederate body-politic.