polity

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From French politie, from Latin politia (circa. 1530s AD/CE), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía, polity, policy, the state); see policy.

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polity (plural polities)

  1. (politics) An organizational structure of the government of a state, church, etc.
  2. (political science) A politically organized unit; a state.

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