noun, plural pol·i·ties.
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Origin of polity
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH politypolicy, polity
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How to use polity in a sentence
Sorry, I'm partisan, but I doubt I'm an unusual case in our polity.Science! Study Finds Voters Don't Trust the Other Side, But Do Trust Their Own Elites|Justin Green|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We are in a depression because it is our revealed preference, as a polity, not to remedy the problem.
In any democratic polity, the voting public wants to identify with its leaders.
Of course, traditional journalists and ideological activists are both needed if we're to maintain a healthy polity.
Those who approve of their polity countenance what is hostile to his government, and thus act as his enemies.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The history of our polity at this time is closely connected with the history of one man.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Switzerland, he urged, played so important a part in the European polity, that no one could be indifferent to its destiny.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
But why should not a part of that fable have come true in our polity, as another part of it has come true in yours?A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells
Calvin exercised a great influence on the civil polity of Geneva, although it was established before he came to the city.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord