noun, plural pol·i·ties.
Origin of polity
Examples from the Web for polity
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.
The science which has this approximation for its aim, is polity.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
Indeed it was actually far ahead of the latter in matters of education and many points of polity.Commentary Upon the Maya-Tzental Perez Codex|William E. Gates
As the church develops it will probably develop a polity of its own.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
The best side of the Dutch polity was its finance, which was a lesson to all Europe.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
The polity of the Church was more than a formal organization; it touched the life of each believer.
British Dictionary definitions for polity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for polity
Word Origin and History for polity
1530s, from Middle French politie (early 15c.) or directly from Late Latin polita "organized government" (see policy (n.1)).