noun, plural pol·i·ties.
Origin of polity
Examples from the Web for polities
The gulf between mercantile hubs and the polities in which they are lodged is not new.
The same preferences are reflected in what the polities omit to do.
These preferences are reflected in what the polities do, how they behave.
Thus the slaves themselves were forcing the 006issue, regardless of polities and diplomacy.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II|John T. Morse
They turned away from the problems of the physical universe to the problems of human lifemorality and polities.A History of Freedom of Thought|John Bagnell Bury
Hero-worship, perennial amongst men; the cornerstone of polities in the Future.
His polities, however, are not in question here; the attraction is of a different order.'Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
It will not suffice that we have rejected the foundation of slavery, on which all the Greek polities rested.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for polities
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for polity
Word Origin and History for polities
1530s, from Middle French politie (early 15c.) or directly from Late Latin polita "organized government" (see policy (n.1)).